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Dunkirk in Chautauqua County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

"Ong-Gwe-Ohn-Weh"

The Indian

 
 
"Ong-Gwe-Ohn-Weh" Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 30, 2018
1. "Ong-Gwe-Ohn-Weh" Marker
Inscription.  
This wooden sculpture of an American Indian was created by Peter Toth of Akron, Ohio. In two months time during the summer of 1973. It was carved from the lower trunk of a dead elm tree located near the corner of Fifth St.and Park Ave. Upon completion the work of art was moved to this site where it was dedicated on Sunday October 21,1973 and accepted on behalf of the city of Dunkirk by Mayor Clemens J. Lutz.

The sculptor donated his time, effort and resultant work of art to the city. Mr. Toth has created a number cf other similar works throughout the country and hopes to eventually have one in each state of the union. He is an ardent champion for the cause of the American Indian, and stated his mission is to bring into focus in the minds of Americans everywhere, the plight of this nations original citizens.
 
Erected 1974 by Peter Toth.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCivil RightsNative Americans.
 
Location. 42° 29.167′ N, 79° 

<i>"Ong-Gwe-Ohn-Weh"</i> image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 30, 2018
2. "Ong-Gwe-Ohn-Weh"
20.567′ W. Marker is in Dunkirk, New York, in Chautauqua County. Marker is at the intersection of Lake Shore Drive West (State Highway 5) and Pike Street, on the left when traveling west on Lake Shore Drive West. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 129 Lake Shore Dr W, Dunkirk NY 14048, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. B.P.O. Elks (approx. 0.2 miles away); To All Who Served (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cdr. Harry B. Lyon D.D.S. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dedicated 1975 (approx. 0.2 miles away); POW★MIA (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Honor of Those Who Served (approx. 0.2 miles away); War on Terrorism Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); To All That Served Honorably (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dunkirk.
 
<i>"Ong-Gwe-Ohn-Weh"</i> image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 30, 2018
3. "Ong-Gwe-Ohn-Weh"
Dedication plaque image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 30, 2018
4. Dedication plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 7, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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