“Appeal to the Great Spirit”

Many of you may remember the plaster statue that stood in the Shabbona Community School for many years.  The museum acquired it this year and it was in very bad shape.  Volunteer Alice Lintereur took it home and refurbished it.  We now we proudly display the piece. There is a plaque attached to the base that says it was donated by the class of 1926 with ©C.E.D. carved above the plaque.  In further researching the statue, we found that is was one of several replicas of a 1909 large bronze statue “Appeal to the Great Spirit” by Cyrus Edwin Dallin which is found at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.