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Kokomo in Howard County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Manetoowa

 
 
Manetoowa Marker image. Click for full size.
By Phyllis Prats, April 21, 2015
1. Manetoowa Marker
Inscription.  The bronze sculpture of a Miami Native American maiden was dedicated Jan. 22, 2009. The sculpture was named Manetoowa, which is “spirit” in Miami language. Brian Buchanan, chief of the Miami Nation, and other members of the Miami Nation participated in the dedication. Kokomo Art Association members Diana Young and Joanna Williams created the life-sized sculpture of the Indian maiden in authentic Miami regalia in recognition of Kokomo’s historic connection to the Miami Nation. The stonework around the base of the statue is a Miami design called “ribbon work,” a triangle and diamond pattern used in decorating clothing.

Project Contributors. Art Casting of Illinois, Inc., Bowyer Excavating, CC&T Construction, Inc., City of Kokomo, City of Kokomo Engineering Dept., Cossell’s Creative Landscaping, Duke Energy, Fortune Management, Greater Kokomo Economic Developement Alliance, Haynes International, Inc., Huston Electric, Kokomo Art Association, Kokomo/Howard County Visitors Bureau, Kokomo Perspective, Masonry by Marc, Miami Nation, RBS & Associates, Urban Enterprise Association, and Z92.5 Radio.
Manetoowa image. Click for full size.
Bronze by Diana Young and Joanna Williams, photograph by Phyllis Prats, April 21, 2015
2. Manetoowa
The back of this interpretative panel can be seen at her feet.

 
Erected 2009 by Urban Enterprise Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans.
 
Location. 40° 29.195′ N, 86° 7.666′ W. Marker is in Kokomo, Indiana, in Howard County. Marker is at the intersection of East Sycamore Street and North Apperson Way, on the right when traveling west on East Sycamore Street. It is at the Storybook Express convenience store facing the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 316 E Sycamore St, Kokomo IN 46901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chief Kokomo (approx. 0.4 miles away); Seiberling Mansion (approx. 0.9 miles away); Kokomo Opalescent Glass (approx. one mile away); Vermont Bridge (approx. 1.4 miles away); Haynes’ Horseless Carriage (approx. 2 miles away); New Purchase Boundary (Treaty of St. Mary's) (approx. 14.9 miles away).
 
Base with Miami Ribbon Work Design image. Click for full size.
By Phyllis Prats, April 21, 2015
3. Base with Miami Ribbon Work Design
Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Phyllis Prats, April 21, 2015
4. Dedication Plaque
Sculpture made possible by Urban Enterprise Association, Greg Goodnight - Mayor. Board members: Jerry Santen • Libby Hodapp • Kevin Love • Debra Cook • George Roberts • Ron Herrell • Doug Newman • Dan Haworth • Martha Lake • Terry Wray. Purification ceremony conducted by the Miami Nation of Indians of the State of Indiana. Sculpture dedicated 10/29/2009.
Manetoowa image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 21, 2015
5. Manetoowa
Manetoowa image. Click for full size.
2009 Bronze by Diana Young and Joanna Williams, photograph by Phyllis Prats, April 21, 2015
6. Manetoowa
Story Book Express image. Click for full size.
By Phyllis Prats, April 21, 2015
7. Story Book Express
The Story Book Express convenience store needs its own marker because it sure looks like there is a story to tell!
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 7, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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