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But equally glad that they are commemorating one of Calgary's Aboriginal pioneers, John Hunter. I saw a great photo of him as a young man on the Whyte Museum's web site, and it looks like he cut a fine figure in those days. He was...More
Calgary is blessed to have some nice outdoor art work and this is one of the pieces. Not something I'd go out my way to see (unless you had a particular interest in Sitting Eagle) but a nice photo opportunity if you're in the downtown...More
The Chiniki are one of the peoples that make up the Stoney Nakoda Nation reserve just west of Calgary and north of Cochrane. John Hunter was one of their longtime Chiefs and lived to be a ripe age. This is a nice statue that enlivens...More
I love that this statue, unlike MANY of the other ones in the dntn area (which are mostly beautiful), has history to it - it is ABOUT something in our past... large statue of Sitting Eagle, supposedly the patriarch of the Chiniki Band from the...More