Indian Statues (page 2)

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Wellton, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Indian [gone]
Dos Palos, CA
The Indian statue in Wellton is about five feet tall. It has stood in front of Beck's Machine Shop since at least 2007. [map]

This pair of wood-carved Indian statues in Prescott was installed at the entrance to the Apache Lodge around 2014. [map]

This fiberglass Indian statue in Dos Palos was located at a junk shop. There was originally a pair of Indians which the owner bought at an auction. He sold one to someone in San Diego. These photos are from 2014. The statue was gone by 2015.

Alameda, CA
Alameda, CA
Indian [gone]
San Diego, CA

San Francisco, CA
Hayward, CA
Davenport, WA

Golden, CO
Happy Camp, CA
The Indian statues shown in the three rows of photos above were produced for the Cigarettes R Cheaper chain in 1996. According to one source, there were hundreds of these seven-foot-tall statues made. Another source says there were only 72 of them. The company also sold seven-inch-tall Chief Tawonka figurines. The fictional character of Chief Tawonka was inspired by illustrations of warriors in James Fenimore Cooper's books about the Iroquois Indians. For more, see this website.

The first two photos above show the statue in Alameda which is located inside the Cigarettes R Cheaper store on Blanding Ave. The other Alameda statue stands outside the Tobacco Superstore which was previously a Cigarettes R Cheaper.

The Indian statue in San Diego advertised for the Churchill Cigar Lounge. The damage to the statue's left arm revealed that these statues have a foam interior. These photos are from 2014. The statue was gone by 2018.

The Indian statue in San Francisco is located inside a Cigarettes R Cheaper store. The statue is featured prominently on the store's sign and is painted on a column inside the store. [map]

The Indian statue in Hayward is located at Bell Plastics where there are lots of other fiberglass statues. [map]

The first Indian statue in Davenport shown above is another Cigarettes R Cheaper statue. The second statue is one I haven't seen elsewhere. These statues are located at the Black Bear Motel.

This Indian statue in Golden is installed inside the Pahaska Tepee Gift Shop at the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave. At some point, the quote was removed from the statue's base.

This Indian statue in Happy Camp is located at the Forest Lodge Motel. It was installed there sometime after 2012. [map]

More Chief Tawonkas:
Oakland, CA
Chicago, IL [gone]
Plainfield, IL [gone?]

Indian [gone]
Hillsborough, NC
Indian [gone]
Lake George, NY
Chief Kandiyohi
Willmar, MN
Spring Valley, MN
The Indian in Hillsborough was installed on the roof of the Occoneechee Farm Steak House for many years. In 2010, the restaurant closed and this statue was gone.

This wooden Indian statue in Lake George was located at the Mohican Motel which was built in 1956. The statue started to fall apart and was destroyed.

Chief Kandiyohi was a fictional character developed by the Kandiyohi County Bank. This 17-foot-tall statue of him was created in 1956. It was originally installed at the Bank of Willmar. In 1983, the statue was moved next to the Kandiyohi County Courthouse. For more, see this website. [map]

The Indian statue in Spring Valley stands in a park next to the visitors information center. The statue was created in the 1940s and was originally installed at the Mystery Cave in Spring Valley which is now a state park. [map]

Tularosa, NM
Yermo, CA
South San
Francisco, CA
Williamson, WV
Bemidji, MN
This Indian statue in Tularosa is located at Three Rivers Trading Post. [map]

This carved Indian statue in Yermo is installed at Calico Ghost Town. It is a little smaller than life sized.

This Indian in South San Francisco is similar to the one in Yermo. It is located inside South City Lumber.

This Indian statue in Williamson is a tribute to Chief Logan of the Mingo Tribe. It stands in a fountain in front of the Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce. The six-foot-tall metal statue was built around 1920. It was moved here in 1996. For more, see this website. [map]

This Indian statue in Bemidji represents Shaynowishkung, also known as Chief Bemidji. Shaynowishkung helped early settlers in the area make it through winters. The original statue was a wood carving, created in 1901. After much deterioration, it was replaced with this carved statue in 1952. It was created by Eric Boe. In 2011, fundraising began to create a more accurate and respectable representation of Chief Bemidji. These photos are from 2011. In 2014, this statue was moved to the Beltrami County Historical Society. A realistic, bronze replacement statue has been installed at the site. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

Tupelo, MS
These two Indians are installed in front of the Tupelo Buffalo Park & Zoo. [map]

Chief Duck
Duck Hill, MS
Indian & Horse
Miles City, MT
Chief Duck was a Choctaw Indian known for his healing skills. He was also known as Doctor Duck. The statue is about five feet tall. I don't know who built the statue or when it was installed. The town was named for the large hill in town where Chief Duck held his war councils. [map]

The Indian & Horse statue has been there since at least 2005. It looks like it originally revolved. There is a hair salon and spa in the building below now. Does anyone know what business the statue was intalled for? [map]

Trail Motel
Kellogg, ID
The Trail Motel had opened by the 1950s. However, I don't believe this statue was installed on the roof until the 1970s or later. [map]

Montoursville, PA
Diamond Point, NY
The Indian in Montoursville stands at the entrance to Indian Park. [map]

The Indians in Diamond Point are wood carvings. The statues stood in front of an unidentified motel complex when these photos were taken in 2010. Does anyone know more about them? [map]

Tawas City, MI
This Indian statue was created by Gordon Clute in 1970. It stands in front of the now closed Tawas Indian Museum & Gift Shop. There were a couple of other Indian statues there that are gone now. For more, see this website. [map]

Old Ish
Ishpeming, MI
Cherokee Indian [gone]
St. Louis, MO
Indian [gone]
Orderville, UT
Hatch, NM
This iron statue of Old Ish was built in 1884. It is about six feet tall and was originally painted black. The statue is installed on an eight-foot-tall base that functioned as a drinking fountain. [map]

The fiberglass Cherokee Indian statue in St. Louis was created by Bill Christman and installed in 1985. The statue was about 13 feet tall and stands on an eight-foot-tall base. The statue welcomed visitors to the Cherokee District. It was a donated by the Cherokee Station Merchants Association. The Indian's hand was raised in a gesture of peace. There were Cherokee letters painted on his tablet. In 2021, it was removed following a public meeting in which the statue was found to be not an appropriate representation of the Cherokee Indians. The statue will be displayed at the National Building Arts Center in Sauget, IL.

The Indian statue in Orderville once stood between the Rancho Service Utoco gas station and the Rancho Lodge. This photo is from around 1960 but the statue had been there since at least the 1950s. It was about 25 or 30 feet tall. Does anyone know more about this statue? For more, see this website. [photo thanks Robby Delius]

The Indian statue in Hatch is located inside Sparky's restaurant. His arms and hands are articulated and made of rubber. The statue might have been motorized at one time.

Indian Chief
Salina, UT


The Indian statue in Salina stands in front of a Super 8 motel. The statue is meant to represent Chief Black Hawk. The original statue created in 1974 depicted an Egyptian slave. It was created by Steven Sewell Anderson. In 2004, the statue was converted into an Indian. These photos are from 2014. For more, see this website. [map]

Oh Great Spirit
San Luis Obispo, CA
This 12-foot-tall, bronze sculpture entitled Oh Great Spirit was installed in 2011. It was one of three created by Nell Scruggs. One is located in Asheville, NC and the other is in Westlake Village, CA. [map]

Mohawk Indian
Charlemont, MA
Chief Pontiac
Carson, CA
This bronze Mohawk Indian statue in Charlemont is entitled "Hail to the Sunrise". It is a tribute to the five Indian nations of the Mohawk Trail. The statue is eight feet tall and was produced in 1932. [map]

This statue of Chief Pontiac was located at Back in the Day Classics when this photo was taken in 2015. It was originally previously installed at the headquarters of the Mohawk Oil Company. The statue was based on a painting of Chief Pontiac by John Farnsworth. There is a similar statue in Pontiac, MI. For more, see this website.

Chief Touch the Clouds
Edmond, OK
This 18-foot-tall bronze sculpture of Chief Touch the Clouds was originally installed in 1988 at the Houston Astrodome. The sculpture was created by Dave McGary. It depicts a Lakota Sioux warrior. The City of Edmond purchased the statue in 2013. After it was restored, it was installed in 2015 in front of the University of Central Oklahoma. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]