Statues - Hither & Thither

United States of America
Sleepy Eye
Minnesota

1st Avenue N / Oak Street NW

Sleepy Eye

Ishtakhaba (Dakota: Ištáȟba), a.k.a. Chief Sleepy Eye
ca. 1780 - 1860
Native American chief of the Sisseton Sioux tribe from 1822/25
(Wikipedia)
(artist?)
1902

Sleepy Eye /  Sleepy Eye   Sleepy Eye /  Sleepy Eye

Description

Granite column with identical relief portraits on both sides. The portraits are made from a painting of him made in 1824.

Inscription(s)

On both sides:

ISH-TAK-HA-BA
"SLEEPY EYE"
always
a friend of the whites
died 1860.

Annotation

Chief Sleepy Eye is buried under this monument.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 44°17'54" W 94°43'23"

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