Elkins, West Virginia: Statue of Minnehaha

Hiawatha's wife, larger-than-life, stands outside of a jewelry store.
100 Executive Plaza, Elkins, WV
Outside Hiawatha's jewelry and crafts store. On the south side of US 33 just east of its junction with US 219.
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Statue of Minnehaha.

Statue of Minnehaha

Watching over weary travelers.

[Stephen Francia, 05/30/2020]

Minnehaha is the romantic, doomed lover concocted in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's 19th century "Song of Hiawatha" poem, and stands in front of a former business named after the equally fictional Hiawatha.

Minnehaha statue.

Statue of Minnehaha

Great moccasins on Minnehaha.

[Melissa, 10/07/2015]
Minnehaha - Not Pocahontas - Statue

This is not the statue of Pocahontas - it is a statue of Minnehaha, the wife of Hiawatha. Read Longfellow's poem, "The Song of Hiawatha" to read their story.

The statue has been in Elkins for many years, at least since the 1980s. It was damaged when someone shot off the head with a rifle in the mid 1980s, but was repaired.

[Jason, 05/17/2008]

Minnehaha statue.

Minnehaha Statue

This Pocahontas [Minnehaha] statue is about 10 feet tall at Hiawatha's Handmade Jewelry.

[Mark Comstock, 02/14/2007]

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