San Luis Obispo, California: 12-Foot-Tall Bronze Indian

"Oh Great Spirit, " a 2011 work by sculptor Nell Banister Scruggs, depicts an everyman Indian in a loincloth, lifting his arms to the sky.

Address:
Prado Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA
Directions:
South edge of the city, on the southwest corner of Prado Rd and S. Higuera St., near the end of the Bob Jones Bike Trail. Plan on parking somewhere else and walking to the statue.
Admission:
Free
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Indian Statue

A statue honors the local Chumash Indians.

[Mike Simpson, 04/27/2013]

Twelve feet tall, titled, "Oh Great Spirit," it was sculpted by Nell Banister Scruggs and unveiled in 2011 (It's a duplicate of a statue unveiled two years earlier at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville). Although the Chumash Tribal Council worked with the town, the statue is not meant to depict any tribe or person. To us, it sort of looks like Willie Nelson.


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