Muskogee, Oklahoma: Gus the Chickasaw Warrior

Seven-foot-tall statue of a Chickasaw warrior by Enoch Kelly Haney, alumnus of the college on whose campus it stands. Named "Gus" by the students.

Bacone College

Address:
Old Bacone Rd, Muskogee, OK
Directions:
Bacone College. North edge of the city. From US-62/Shawnee Bypass turn north at the stoplight onto OK-16/York St. Drive a half-mile. Turn right onto Old Bacone Rd. Drive a quarter-mile. When the road veers left, park in the lot on the right. Gus is there.
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Bacone College Salt Works Kettle

Bacone College is an old campus with original stone buildings and an original salt works kettle.

[Keith, 05/24/2020]

The battered kettle was used by impoverished Cherokee in the years after the Civil War. More regal is the 2011 seven-foot-tall statue of "Gus," the Chickasaw warrior, by Bacone College alumnus Enoch Kelly Haney. Bacone College opened in 1880 as Bacone Indian University.


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