Now that better weather is here, the wooden sculpture called Ong-Gwe-Ohn-Weh created by Peter Toth in 1973 again faces out onto Lake Shore Drive in Dunkirk near the water treatment plant. This was the seventh statue created by Toth in his series of statues called the Trail of the Whispering Giants. His goal was to create at least one statue in each state. He reached this goal in 1988. His mission was to bring into focus the plight of this nation's original inhabitants. The statue in Dunkirk is the only one in New York state. Toth donated his time and effort, and is still an active sculptor.
OBSERVER Photo by Diane R. Chodan