OOS Sculpture

Chief Wagmong

Date Unknown / Joe Frohnapfel / Silver Lake

A carving in wood of the face of a Native American chieftain, done in the style of a totem pole. The carving stands roughly 22 feet tall and has been painted with bright colors. It was done to honor Chief Wagmong, who was the leader of a tribe of Seneca people when the first white settlers arrived in Ohio from Connecticut. Chief Wagmong established peaceful relations with the new settlers, and even prevented a massacre of white American settlers during the War of 1812. After that war, his people were relocated to a reservation in Wisconsin.

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: Summit

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: Joe Frohnapfel, “Chief Wagmong,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed August 12, 2020, http://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/1675.

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Chief Wagmong

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A carving in wood of the face of a Native American chieftain, done in the style of a totem pole. The carving stands roughly 22 feet tall and has been painted with bright colors. It was done to honor Chief Wagmong, who was the leader of a tribe of Seneca people when the first white settlers arrived in Ohio from Connecticut. Chief Wagmong established peaceful relations with the new settlers, and even prevented a massacre of white American settlers during the War of 1812. After that war, his people were relocated to a reservation in Wisconsin.

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