Common Ground

Sculptor Gareth Curtiss’ Chief Bemidji Statue

Season 7 Episode 11 | 25m 43s | Video has closed captioning.

Bronze sculptor Gareth Curtiss works closely with Bemidji’s Shaynowishkung statue committee to replace a beloved lakeside statue of Chief Bemidji. Hear from some of those on the committee which dedicated years to finding a just and accurate representation of the man for whom Bemidji is named. Come along with a living relative of Shaynowishkung, Donnie Headbird, as he relates his experience.

Aired: 02/18/16

Rating: NR

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