Indian Lacrosse Players Statue
La Crosse, Wisconsin
On the north entry into the river city of La Crosse, the welcome sign is topped with a fiberglass sculpture depicting three Ho-Chunk Indians playing a lively game of Lacrosse. Two braves reach with outstretched tree-branch racquets for the ball, while a third athlete lies at their feet.
Artist Elmer Petersen created the original statue in Cor-Ten steel, and it was erected downtown on Main St in 1980. It was eventually replaced with a bronze casting.
Now there's two of these outwardly identical Lacrosse player statues in town, so visitors should notice one or the other. That is, unless they are single-mindedly heading to La Crosse's World's Largest Six-Pack.