Bethany Beach, Delaware: Chief Little Owl: Big Indian Head

Nanticoke Chief Little Owl was originally a 1976 Whispering Giants sculpture, carved from a poplar tree by Peter "Wolf" Toth. That version toppled in a 1992 storm; a replacement by artist Dennis Beach lasted only until 2000. This Toth head, 24 feet tall, carved from red cedar, went up on July 15, 2002.

Address:
222 Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach, DE
Directions:
Garfield Pkwy and Coastal Hwy, in the east highway median. Head acts as greeter to town.
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Peter Toth Indian carving.

Peter Toth Indian Head

Hello from Bethany! A Whispering Giants sculpture by Peter "Wolf" Toth.

[catluvgirl, 02/02/2016]

Peter "Wolf" Toth carved logs into local Native American figures across the U.S. and Canada. This is Little Owl, a Nanticoke chief, and it's the third iteration for Bethany Beach; the original was destroyed in a 1992 storm, and the second -- by another artist -- rotted. Toth originally wanted to place this in neighboring Rehoboth Beach in 1976, but they snubbed his offer, so it ended up here.


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