Sculpture pays tribute to area’s Native-American heritage


An unveiling ceremony for a 10-foot aluminum sculpture that pays tribute to the area’s Native-American heritage was held Oct. 12 in the Six Corners shopping district.

The Six Corners Association commissioned the sculpture, which depicts a Native American portaging a canoe. The stylized work by sculptor Ted Sitting Crow Garner was installed in a planter box on the east side of Cicero Avenue north of Irving Park Road in front of the Sears Department store.

The Portage Park neighborhood was named for a portage between the Chicago River and the Des Plaines River.

Six Corners Indian Portage Sculpture
(Photo by Glenn Nadig)

 



Sculptor Ted Sitting Crow Garner discusses how he created a 10-foot aluminum sculpture that pays tribute to the area’s Native American heritage. The Six Corners Association commissioned the sculpture, which depicts a Native American portaging a canoe.
(Photo by Cyryl Jakubowski)


A Native American blesses the sculpture by burning sage.
(Photo by Glenn Nadig)


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