ethel’s words

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Walking south from Fourth South Street on Second East Street, passing the heroic statue of a Native American man advocating peace, I recalled I had wanted the Anglicized name of the famous Navajo sculptor, Allan Houser. (There is another version I like better.)

I decided to mental-note it while paying respects (as I always do) to the sculpture.

I was astonished that I could find no name, at all, on that statue.

Is there a story-to-be-told behind this omission? It is astounding. Or is it?

Ethel C. Hale