Jacobson, Minnesota: Chief Wrinkle Meat

A life-size wood statue honors Chief Wrinkle Meat, a local Chippewa who died in 1922 at the age of 137.
Address:
County Road 70, Jacobson, MN
Directions:
From Duluth drive west about 45 miles on US Hwy 2. Turn left (south) onto Hwy 65. Drive 6.5 miles. Turn right at the sign for Hill City (Hwy 200) then right again at the first intersection (CR 70). You'll see the little shelter with the Chief up ahead on the left.
Admission:
Free
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Chief Wrinkle Meat

Across the street from Chief Wrinkle Meat, there is another quirky statue!

[John Miller, 05/26/2014]

Is that where Chief Wrinkle Meat is staring? Seems related, in some amusing way...

Chief Wrinkle Meat.

Chief Wrinkle Meat

A roadside park in tiny Jacobson is home to dozens of quirky, random statues such as a buffalo, a wolf, a tipi, old street lamps, quirky signs, and a wood-carved statue of Chief Wrinkle Meat, a Chippewa Indian who lived in the area and is reputed to have died at the age of 137.

[BS Meyer, 08/28/2013]

The Chief was also known as Kay-bah-nung-we-way, which means "Sloughing Flesh." He was very wrinkled when he died in 1922.

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