Indian Statues (page 4)

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former Ute Motel
Vernal, UT
2008: 2012:
The Ute Motel was probably built in the 1950s. This 18-foot-tall Indian statue was installed next to the sign in 1958. The statue was created by Albert Porter who also produced the dinosaur statues at the Utah Field House in Vernal. At some point, the top part of the sign was lost. The motel had been closed for many years. Around 2009, the Ashley Trading Post opened there and covered up the sign with their own. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Moqui Indian Trading Post
Roosevelt, UT (now Fort Duchesne, UT)


This statue was originally installed in front of the Moqui Indian Trading Post which opened in 1969. There was originally a giant teepee in front of the building. The Indian statue was built by 1976 by Darrell Gardner. The building housed Lee Nails in later years but this statue remained. In 2018, the statue was restored and moved to the Ute Tribal Plaza in Fort Duchesne. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Indian Chief
Carpinteria, CA
This Indian Chief sculpture represents a Plains Indian. It was installed at Carpinteria High School in 1970. It was a gift to school from the graduating class of 1970. In 2008, there was an effort to remove the sculpture which many people find offensive. However, in 2009, the school decided to keep the mascot and the sports teams are still known as the Warriors. [map]

Bellville, OH
This Indian statue is located at the Buckeye Express Diner. The restaurant opened in 2009 and this statue appears to be modern.

Gothenburg, NE
Manitou Springs, CO
Ho-Chunk Indians
La Crosse, WI
This life-sized Indian sculpture in Gothenburg is made of barbed wire. It is located in front of the Sod House Museum. The sculpture was created by Merle Block. It has been here since at least 1998.

The Indian sculpture in Manitou Springs was produced by Steve Titus in 1989. It is made of Cor-Ten steel and represents a Ute Chief at a spring. [map]

The original sculpture of Ho-Chunk Indians playing lacrosse was installed in 1980. Later, it was replaced with a bronze version. There are now two of these statues in town. This sculpture was created by Elmer Petersen from Cor-Ten steel. In 2005, it was reported that a much larger, 20 foot tall, fiberglass version was being built. However, it doesn't seem like that ever happened. The sport of lacrosse was originally developed by Native Americans. For more, see this website. [map]

Chief Tomokie
Ormond Beach, FL
The 45-foot-tall Chief Tomokie statue was installed in 1957 in Tomoka State Park. It was built by Fred Dana March. For more, see this website. [map]

The Great Spirit
Miami Beach, FL
Lafayette, LA
Ad Astra
Topeka, KS
of the Plains
Wichita, KS
The Great Spirit was sculpted by Ettore Pellegatta in 1924. The statue is 18 feet tall. It was originally installed at the Nautilus Hotel in Miami Beach and moved to its current location in 1959. In 1979, the statue was hit by a car and repaired. The sculpture was restored again in 2016. [map]

This bronze Indian statue in Lafayette is installed in front of a residence. It is 13 feet tall and was built in New Jersey. The owner bought the statue in 2004 at an auction. It was installed at his house in Lawtell, LA. When he moved to this house in 2016, he brought along the statue. For more, see this website. [map]

The 22-foot-tall, bronze Ad Astra sculpture is installed on top of the Kansas State Capitol dome. It depicts a Kansa tribe warrior and was created by Richard Bergen and installed in 2002. For more, see this website. [map]

The 44-foot-tall Keeper of the Plains steel sculpture. It was created by Blackbear Bosin in 1974. The sculpture is located at the Keeper of the Plains Plaza. [map]

Chief Manuelito
Gallup, NM
Chief Manuelito
Gallup, NM
The sandstone sculpture of Chief Manuelito was carved by Tim Washburn in 1997. It is installed in front of the Gallup Cultural Center. [map]

The second sculpture of Chief Manuelito shown above was built in 1893 and installed at a trading post in Albuquerque. The eight-foot-tall Indian was created by Hermon MacNeil. He used cement over wood and wire mesh. The statue went into storage in 1993. In 2010, the sculpture was restored and put in a display case at the McKinley County Courthouse. For more, see this website.

Indian Drummers
Sisseton, SD
These fiberglass Indian Drummers are 50 feet tall. They are part of the Vocational Technical Education building at Sisseton Wahpeton College. The building was constructed in 2004. It is octagon-shaped and meant to represent a drum. The building houses classrooms and offices. The roof is used for special events. The Indians are fiberglass and were produced by FAST Fiberglass. For more, see this website. [map]

Native American Women

International Fiberglass Indians

More Indians:
Indians (Twin Arrows, AZ) [vintage; gone]
Chief Pontiac (Pontiac, IL)
Chief Menominee (Plymouth, IN) [map]
Peace Treaty Memorial (Medicine Lodge, KS)
Chief Pontiac: 1, 2 (Pontiac, MI)
Chief Busticogan (Bigfork, MN)
Chief Wrinkle Meat (Jacobson, MN) [map]
Plenty Coups (Chief of the Crows) (Red Lodge, MT)
Hattadare Indian Nation (Bunnlevel, NC)
Avon Central Schools Indian (Avon, NY)
Emile Brunel Studio and Sculpture Garden (Boiceville, NY) [map]
Lawrence (Schenectady, NY) [map]
Indian Scout (Youngstown, OH)
Chief Nemocilin (Zanesville, OH)
Chief Joseph (Joseph, OR)
Chief Joseph (Joseph, OR)
Squatting Indian (Philadelphia, PA)
Crazy Horse Memorial (Crazy Horse, SD)
Deep in the Heart Art Foundry (Bastrop, TX)
Kneeling Indian (Somerville, TX) [map]
Moab, UT [gone]
Connecticut (Richmond, VA) [gone]
Chief Oshkosh (Egg Harbor, WI) [map]
Plains Indian Chief (Menasha, WI)

Glooscap (Millbrook, NS) [map]
Glooscap (Parrsboro, NS) [map]
Indian Head (Riviere du Loup, QC)
Indian Head (Indian Head, SK)

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