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The Greeting and the Gift - Cheyenne, WY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 41° 06.246 W 104° 51.100
13T E 512455 N 4550323
Quick Description: These statues were officially endorsed by the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration and was made possible by a federal grant of Bicentennial funds. They are located at a visitor area that is now closed.
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 8/17/2013 3:26:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMHVY0
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 6

Long Description:
This large piece is easily visible from the highway, but the nearby visitor center has been closed and moved. The plaques read:

""The Greeting and the Gift" a sculptural grouping by Robert I. Russin of Laramie, Wyoming, in commemoration of Wyoming's participation in the nation's Bicentennial Celebration. Dedicated January 30, 1977 by the Honorable Ed Herschler, Governor of the State of Wyoming, and the Wyoming Bicentennial Commission. This project was officially endorsed by the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration and was made possible by a federal grant of Bicentennial funds.

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The scene depicts a typical meeting of the Indian and the Mountain man on the open plains of WYOMING during the time of western discovery and exploration in the early 1800's. At such meetings offerings of friendship would take place. The Indian is holding out a ceremonial buffalo horn filled with Rocky Mountain "sweetwater" while the Mountain Man brings several beaver skins stretched on rounds of aspen branches. Note that the Mountain Man holds his muzzle loading "long rifle" well away from his body with his hand over the muzzle to assure that it is harmless. The Indian stands 12'6" and weighs 3000 pounds. The Mountain Man, whose raised hand reaches to 14' weighs 2500 pounds.
Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: The Greeting and the Gift

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Robert I. Russin

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 1976

Materials used: Bronze on a mortared sandstone base

Location: Closed visitor center

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