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, Music • Civil Rights • Native Americans. A significant historical date for this entry is July 6, 1974.
Location. 42° 29.167′ N, 79°
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); Memorial Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); POW★MIA (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Honor of Those Who Served (approx. 0.2 miles away); Disabled American Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dunkirk.
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