N 32° 19.682 W 106° 46.725
13S E 332576 N 3578186
Quick Description: This sculpture is the 54th in a series created by Peter Toth and honors all Native Americans of New Mexico.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 12/15/2006 4:08:43 PM
Waymark Code: WM11JB
Sculpture: wood; Base: wood, concrete and stone.
Dimensions: Sculpture: approx. H. 20 ft. x Diam. 5 ft.; Base: approx. H. 6 ft. x Diam. 8 ft.
Inscription: (Plaque on front of base:) DINEH/(Human Beings in Navajo and Apache)/Trail of the Whispering Giants/This 57th statue honors all the Native Americans of New Mexico/Sculpture by Peter Wolf Toth/Dedicated August 23, 1986.
Description: A bust of an older Native-American man. He has long hair and wears a scarf wrapped around his head and a medallion around his neck. His lips are slightly parted, revealing his teeth.
(All text for this waymark was copied from: Smithsonian Institution's Artist Inventory website. Photo credit goes to Popamatic.)
buffaloman was kind enough to send us a scanned page from a book he has on Peter Toth's work. (Please see gallery.) From the captions for the photos on this page:
This sculpture is #54 (not #57!).
Toth started sculpting it in June of 1986.
It is made out of Pine.
City: Las Cruses
Description of Location:
This sculpture is located in Apodaca Park in Las Cruces, NM.
Sculpture Name: Dineh
Sculpture Number: #54
Year Dedicated: 1986
Type of Wood: Pine
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