Grand Island, Nebraska: Statue of Brothers Pinned Together by an Arrow

The life-size bronze shows Nat and Bob Martin, ages 15 and 12, atop a galloping horse fleeing the Indians that would soon pin them together with an arrow.

Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer

Address:
3133 W. US Hwy 34, Grand Island, NE
Directions:
On the grounds of the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer. I-80 exit 312. North on US Hwy 34. On the right; watch for signs. When you enter, drive straight down the long entrance drive, circle the pond, then park in the lot. The statue will be straight ahead, between the square and round building.
Phone:
308-385-5316
Admission:
Free
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The Martin Brothers - A Narrow Escape. Statue of Brothers Pinned Together by an Arrow

Unveiled in July 2012, "A Narrow Escape" was sculpted by David Biehl, a local veterinarian. The life-size bronze shows Nat and Bob Martin, ages 15 and 12, atop a galloping horse. It was inspired by an engraving on a monument about 15 miles away that marks the spot where the brothers were pinned together by a Sioux arrow in 1864. Other arrows fired by the Sioux also embedded themselves in the boys (One is displayed in the building behind the statue). The brothers tumbled from their horse, still pinned together, and were left for dead -- but they survived. An inspiring tale of prairie pioneer invincibility.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 07/08/2012]

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