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Trail of Tears Sculpture

611 6th Ave. & 3rd St., Mandan, ND
Lat:46.8267  Lon:-100.89

The "Trail of Tears" sculpture was created by sculptor Peter Toth, and dedicated on November 24, 1981, in remembrance to a proud and noble people. The statue is located at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Third Street, in front of the Stage Stop. It stands twenty-five feet high and is carved from a cottonwood. Featuring the head of a Native American Indian, it is attached to the octagon-shaped base with eight large bolts, visible through a gap between the two. The Indian has high cheekbones, hook nose, circular medallions around his neck, and a headband with two tiers of feathered plumes on top. The head is of no particular tribe but is a composite of all the Indian tribes whose history is part of the state's history - Mandan, Sioux, and Chippewa. Peter Toth completed his first sculpture, of stone, in La Jolla, California in February 1972. The sculpture of a Native American head, measuring nearly 6 feet in height from chin to forehead, was carved into a sandstone cliff located between Marine Street and Windansea Beach, and represented three months of work. Thereafter, he decided to embark upon a journey to create a sculpture in each state. His second sculpture was located in Sand Run Metropolitan Park in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. Since then, he has completed a statue in each of the 50 states, and in several provinces of Canada.