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

Old Bacone Rd, Muskogee, OK
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.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Statue of First Girl Scout Cookie SaleStatue of First Girl Scout Cookie Sale, Muskogee, OK - 3 mi.
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Monument: Site of Irving's TentMonument: Site of Irving's Tent, Fort Gibson, OK - 5 mi.
In the region:
Standing Brave: Giant Indian Chief, Big Cabin, OK - 55 mi.

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