The Keeper of the Plains, Wichita, Kansas, USA

The Keeper of the Plains is a magnificent 44-foot tall steel sculpture standing at the point where the Big and Little Arkansas rivers join together in downtown Wichita.

This land between the two rivers is sacred ground to the Native American people and is also home to the Mid-America All-Indian Center. The Indian Warrior sculpture was created by Wichitan and Native American artist Blackbear Bosin (1921-1980).

This icon of Wichita was erected on May 18, 1974 to celebrate the United States Bi-centennial and has kept a watchful eye on the city ever since. Decades later the Keeper of the Plains now has an even larger view of Wichita.

A complete renovation of the sculpture and installation of the Keeper of the Plains Plaza now brings people out each evening to see the Keeper and the “Ring of Fire.” The 5-ton Keeper of the Plains statue is now 30 feet higher than before with it’s new pedestal. There are also two suspended foot bridges allowing people to cross from the north and south directions to the plaza at the base of the Keeper.

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