This is a carving of Chief Washakie; beautiful statue that sits at the State Street Entrance to Murray City Park which is located in the center of the Salt Lake Valley - Utah.
Chief Washakie, c.1804-1900, a chief of the Eastern Shoshone Indians of Wyoming, was noted for his exploits in fighting and also for his friendship with the white pioneers. When wagon trains were passing through Shoshone country in the 1850s, Washakie and his people aided the overland travelers in fording streams and recovering strayed cattle. He was also a scout for the U.S. Army.
His prowess in battle, his efforts for peace, and his commitment to his people's welfare made him one of the most respected leaders in Native American history. Upon his death in 1900, he became the only known Native American to be given a full military funeral.
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jmdias (52918) 2008-06-11 17:02
bautiful sculpture, good light, pov and colors. A little more of contrast would be nice here. Nice note