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Ēkwabet (Watching Over)

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Artist: Guy J. Bellaver

Medium: Sculpture – Bronze

Dimensions: 15.5′ x 5′ x 5′

Location: Fox River East Bank (Freedom Trail), 2 State Avenue

Owner: City of St. Charles

Donated by: A Community Fundraising Group (co-chaired by Max Hunt, Terry Grove, and Joe K. Anderson) and the Artist. (A plaque listing project donors is on the base of the sculpture.)

Story: This sculpture honoring the Potawatomi Indians was dedicated in 1988 and given the name Ēkwabet (Watching Over) by the Potawatomi Nation in a naming ceremony in 1989. It is listed in the Smithsonian Institution's Collections Search Center and the Art Inventories Catalog of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Information about the project can be found by visiting the library's website. More of the story of Ēkwabet can be found by visiting http://Ekwabet.com, a website dedicated to Ēkwabet‘s 20th Birthday Party.

Photograph: St. Charles Arts Council
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