Native Sun News: First Nations Sculpture Garden ready for debut

Artist Marilyn Wounded Head poses with busts of Charles Eastman and Vine Deloria that will be on display at the First Nations Sculpture Garden in Rapid City, South Dakota. Photo courtesy FNSG

Sculpture Garden on schedule
By Richie Richards
Native Sun News Staff Writer

RAPID CITY –– The First Nations Sculpture Garden is nearing completion and preparing for a tentatively scheduled public showing on September 15 in Rapid City, according to Elizabeth Cook-Lynn.

The sculpture garden is set to open in Halley Park which is located between where Main and St. Joseph Streets join together before heading into the gap into West Rapid City.

Bronze busts of Charles Eastman (Santee), Black Elk (Oglala), Oscar Howe (Ihanktowan) and Vine Deloria (Hunkpapa) created by sculptress Marilyn Wounded Head (Oglala) are now complete and ready to be shipped to Rapid City for the September showing.

According to Cook-Lynn, the bases for the sculptures are set to be put in place this week. Scull Construction and Stanley Landscaping will be putting in the bases and sidewalks.

The First Nations Sculpture Garden, Inc. became a non-profit corporation on June 13, 2013 with the intention of building a sculpture garden to honor these four members of the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation).

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