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Astoria, Oregon: 18-Foot-Tall Toth Indian Head

One of roughly 75 Indian heads, all different, carved from big logs across the USA by artist Peter "Wolf" Toth. This one, sculpted in 1987, is named Ikala Nawan, "Man Who Fishes."

Taylor Ave., Astoria, OR
West edge of town, on the south side of US Hwy 101, about a block east of the traffic circle. Easy to access from parallel Taylor Ave.
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Toth Indian Giant

"Ikala Nawan" ("Man Who Fishes") was sculptor Peter Toth's 57th "Whispering Giant." It was carved in 1987 out of cedar log and placed on a concrete base. The sculpture was carved to honor the Chinook, Clatsop, and all Northwestern Coastal Indians. It is difficult to get to this statue as it now resides by an RV dump site.

[Stavros K, 09/07/2016]

Toth Indian.

18-Foot-Tall Toth Indian Head

As you enter Astoria from the south you will see a large Indian Head carved by Peter Toth. This artist has scattered these sculptures all over the USA in tribute to Native Americans. This statue is kind of hard to stop and see due to the traffic patterns, so keep your eyes open as you drive past. [Phrank Phester, 10/05/2015]

The head may be Peter "Wolf" Toth's tribute to Chief Comcomly, who is buried elsewhere in Astoria.

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