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The Skowhegan Regional Chamber of Commerce currently owns the the historic landmark sculpture known as The Skowhegan Indian, a 62-foot-high wooden statue.

The chamber says they have offered The Skowhegan Indian to the town of Skowhegan before it has to look to other potential owners.

The Skowhegan Indian depicts a Wabanaki fisherman holding a spear in his left hand and a fish trap in his right.

From the Skowhegan Regional Chamber of Commerce:

The wooden “Skowhegan Indian” sculpture, located in the municipal parking lot off Madison Avenue and High Street, was commissioned by the Skowhegan Tourist Hospitality Association in 1966, and as Langlais intended, was “dedicated to the Maine Indians, the first people to use these lands in peaceful ways.” It was erected in 1969 in observance of Maine’s 150th anniversary and is a popular stop on the Maine Langlais Art Trail. It was later gifted to the Skowhegan Chamber of Commerce.

The sculpture currently has damage to it’s face, left arm and other parts, that need to be fixed and restored.

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Commissioned by the Skowhegan Tourist Hospitality Association in 1966, the Indian was completed in 1969 by renowned…

Posted by CentralMaine.com on Wednesday, March 27, 2024

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