Old War Criminals Don't Die

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They just fade into statuary (some rather garish):


Conquistadores by LuisDS.

I wonder if they have a guard for his right foot.  The one on this statue's been cut off with a hacksaw:

From "Onate's Right Foot" by Margaret Randall:

Following his exploits in what is now New Mexico, Oñate was tried for his excessive abuses at Acoma, fined a large sum of money, briefly imprisoned, exiled from Mexico for four years and banished forever from New Mexico. His titles were taken from him. He would never again gain favor with the Spanish Court nor be allowed to take part in the conquest. He ended his days as a mining inspector with only his personal memories of misadventure for company.

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