Big Hand-Carved Indian Head
Desert Hot Springs, California
On the property of Cabot's Pueblo Museum stands one of the ubiquitous carved wooden Indian heads by Peter Toth. The Hungarian-born artist, now residing in Florida, put one of his "Whispering Giants" in every state in the union and Canada since he started carving them in 1972.
Cabot's Pueblo Museum is in an eccentric, 35 room Hopi-style structure built by Cabot Yerxa using hand-mixed adobe, discarded railroad ties and old nails.
The Indian's official name is Waokiye (Way-OH-kee) and it stands 43 feet tall. Toth carved it in 1978, and it's the only one of his 74 big Indian heads in California.