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Gareth Curtiss of Olympia, Wash., has been selected to produce a 9-foot-tall bronze sculpture of Shaynowishkung, also known as Chief Bemidji, based off of the models he produced for a local committee's consideration. One full-length sculpture will be produced; the model of his bust was offered to showcase the amount of detail Curtiss plans to include in the work. Bethany Wesley | Bemidji Pioneer

Washington artist selected for new Chief Bemidji sculpture

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BEMIDJI - With a Bear Clan pipe on his left arm and a diamond willow walking stick in his right hand, Chief Bemidji stands poised, looking out beyond that which is directly in front of him.

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