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Interior Doors, Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska by kingstreasurephoto
First of many example of amazing interiors from the building, which includes a wide variety of Native American motifs, as you see here.
From Wikipedia:

The sculptural elements of the building were designed by sculptor Lee Lawrie. Hartley Burr Alexander,  a Lincoln native and professor of philosophy, served as “thematic  consultant.” It was Alexander’s influence that resulted in the strong  American Indian symbology, despite the wishes of [Bertam] Goodhue, who was from  the East Coast region. He felt that the incorporation of Indian designs  into the Capitol would make the building look like a tipi and would  therefore be “ruinous to the architectural design.” However, during  April 1924, two years after groundbreaking, Goodhue died. The sudden  death of the architect allowed Alexander to exert greater influence over  the artistic designs, and thereafter Indian images were incorporated.

Interior Doors, Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska
by kingstreasurephoto

First of many example of amazing interiors from the building, which includes a wide variety of Native American motifs, as you see here.

From Wikipedia:

The sculptural elements of the building were designed by sculptor Lee Lawrie. Hartley Burr Alexander, a Lincoln native and professor of philosophy, served as “thematic consultant.” It was Alexander’s influence that resulted in the strong American Indian symbology, despite the wishes of [Bertam] Goodhue, who was from the East Coast region. He felt that the incorporation of Indian designs into the Capitol would make the building look like a tipi and would therefore be “ruinous to the architectural design.” However, during April 1924, two years after groundbreaking, Goodhue died. The sudden death of the architect allowed Alexander to exert greater influence over the artistic designs, and thereafter Indian images were incorporated.

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