|Blackbear Bosin prints|
Top print is "The Challenge"
Bottom print is my favorite " Wichita, My Son"
It shows Native Americans from the past looking into the the city as it would be in the future.
He created a sculpture called "Keeper of the Plains" which stands at the confluence of the Big and Little Arkansas Rivers. (Note: In Kansas, the Arkansas river is the R-Kan-sas not R-Kan-saw.) It sits near the Mid-America All-Indian Center, which has a wonderful museum. The Keeper was placed on a man-made promontory and there are firepots which surround it that are lit at different times of the evening. It is a beautiful sight to see. I've included links so that you can find out more if you would like. The Keeper is a much loved symbol of Wichita's heritage.
|From Kansas Travel|