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March 21st 2021
Published: March 25th 2021
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The Chickasaw Warrior

A replica of the main statue at Chickasaw Nation Headquarters, “The Warrior” stands proud over the Cultural Center grounds. “The Warrior” goes back to a time before European contact in 1540. It is said that tashka' Chikasha (translated to mean “Chickasaw warriors”) were fierce in battle, and “The Warrior” powerfully represents people’s “unconquered and unconquerable” spirit.

The Centennial Land Run Monument commemorates the opening of the Unassigned Land in Oklahoma Territory with the Land Run of 1889. The frenzied energy and emotion from one instant during the run is captured in bronze by artist Paul Moore. It is one of the world’s largest bronze sculptures featuring 45 heroic figures of land run participants, frozen in motion as they race to claim new homesteads.

On April 22, 1889, a day of the First Land Run saw an estimated 50,000 people rush to claim the unassigned lands of Oklahoma to claim their territories of vast free lands.

There was total chaos after the cannon shot at noon. The mad dash saw people crushed by falling wagons as fights for the best lands ensued. All this
is depicted by the great set of statues that are intricately detailed.

In 2019, Sculptor Paul Moore completed this monument, it took him over twenty years to complete this powerful work.

The detail on these horses and the people in these sculptures was truly amazing, you could sense the feel of the land rush for sure.

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