Nibiising "Beside the Large Lake"
When Built: Summer of 1988
"Monument to memorialize the first people of the land."
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