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“Large statue of an indian.”

Skowhegan Indian Monument
Ranked #6 of 13 things to do in Skowhegan
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed October 4, 2015

It was nothing spectacular, but interesting. I can't remember the history of it now. I would not go to Skowhegan just for this attraction.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Lynn P
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Reviewed July 8, 2015

Love this wooden sculpture that stands tall. The sculpture represents the natives who fished the river for Salmon before the settlers arrived in the area. It is a great backdrop for family pictures that will be cherished for many years.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Jim R
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Reviewed June 29, 2015

Its a Maine icon, tall statue of an Indian, good for a picture. May or may not be worth diving well out of your way for.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank w c
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Reviewed June 23, 2015

interesting Monument but ... in a parking lot. the should transform the parking into a park,,, add picnic tables...
the monument is cool and have been restored lately but its environment is boring

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed June 6, 2015

My wife and I were awed by this spectacular and unusual wooden sculpture, which is in a strange site in a parking lot behind Cumberland Farms and in front of the office of optometrists. Even the strange location does not detract from the majesty and artistry of the sculpture. I understand that the sculpture was lovingly restored by qualified artisans that were hired by a consortium of concerned citizens; the restoration project was completed in September 2014.

The fisherman holds a spear in one hand and a stylized fishing weir in the other hand. On the sides of the concrete pedestal on which the sculpture stands are two signs that read as follows: SKOWHEGAN INDIAN -- THIS SCULPTURE IS DEDICATED TO THE MAINE INDIANS THE FIRST PEOPLE TO USE THESE LANDS IN PEACEFUL WAYS, and SCULPTOR BERNARD LANGLAIS -- BORN OLD TOWN MAINE 1921 - ALUMNUS OF SKOWHEGAN SCHOOL OF PAINTING & SCULPTURE MR LANGLAIS DIED 1977.

From the Main Street Skowhegan website, information about this beautiful sculpture is as follows: "The Skowhegan Indian was completed in 1969 by Maine artist Bernard Langlais and stands today as the world’s tallest statue of a sculpture of a Native American (62 foot figure on 20 foot base). Langlais was commissioned by the Skowhegan Tourist Hospitality Association (which later became the Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce) to create this representation of an Abenaki fisherman in 1967. Two years later, Skowhegan area contractor, Lawrence O. Sylvain, poured the concrete base and erected Langlais’s sculpture for the 1969 observance of Maine’s 150th celebration of statehood. The sculpture was 'dedicated to the Maine Indians - the first people to use this land in peaceful ways.'

The Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce still owns the sculpture, which is located on the edge of a parcel of land owned by the Town of Skowhegan on High Street near the corner of Madison Ave and near Dunn & Pakulski Optometrists in downtown Skowhegan."

Date of experience: May 2015
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