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.