Gold Star City of North Bay, Ontario

Nibiising "Beside the Large Lake"
(Trail of the Whispering Giants)

Indian - PostcardIndian - Lynn Ewing
Designer: Peter "Wolf" Toth

When Built: Summer of 1988

Dimensions:
Height: 25 Feet (7.6 Metres)

Construction Materials:
White Pine

Location:
Highway 11 at Seymour Street

Reason for Building:

"Monument to memorialize the first people of the land."

Additional Information:

Nibiising is Ojibway for "Beside the Large Lake"

Peter "Wolf" Toth had a personal mission to carve monuments in every state in the U.S., which he achieved in the late 1980's. Since then, he turned his attention to Canada and Mexico. He came to the U.S. from Hungary with his family in 1956 and felt a deep kinship with Native North Americans. This is his tribute to them.

This was the 60th monument in his Trail of the Whispering Giants series and the first one in Canada. Peter has created at least one monument in each state in the United States. He also created the Indian Sculpture in Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba.

Peter donates his time when he creates these statues. He earns a modest income selling his book "Indian Giver" and by the sales of his smaller sculptures.

Information Source: City of North Bay and the Dedication Ceremony leaflet

Pictures Sources: Lynn Ewing and a postcard from the City of North Bay

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