Carved Indian head statue.

Big Hand-Carved Indian Head

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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.

Big Hand-Carved Indian Head

Cabot's Pueblo Museum

Address:
67616 Desert View Ave., Desert Hot Springs, CA
Directions:
Yucca Valley Exit off I-10, 11 miles N on Rt 62, right on Pierson Blvd., right on Miracle Hill Rd. to Cabot's Pueblo Museum.
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