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Wakefield, Michigan: Nee-Gaw-Nee-Gaw-Bow - Peter Toth Indian

Chippewa Indian head carved from a single tree by sculptor Peter "Wolf" Toth in 1988, part of his "Trail of Whispering Giants" that left big Indian heads in all 50 states.

Hwy 28, Wakefield, MI
Wakefield Visitor's Center, Hwy 28 at Lakeshore Dr., on the pier.
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Nee-Gaw-Nee-Gaw-Bow - Toth Indian

Peter "Wolf" Toth carved this statue of a Chippewa Indian in 1988, from a single piece of pine donated by the Ottawa National Forest. Nee-gaw-nee-gaw-bow means "Leading Man" in Chippewa. This was the 59th statue on Toth's "Trail of Whispering Giants," his project to create an Indian sculpture for all 50 states, which he did from 1971 to 1988.

[Rachel Lind, 07/31/2014]

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