Indigenous Americans tribute…

The Alarm in Chicago’s Lincoln Park shows a young brave alert to possible danger. Today’s post is in honor not only of the Ottawa Nation of Indians, whom this statue pays tribute, but for all Indigenous persons. Commissioned in 1880 by Martin Ryerson, a friend and trader of the Ottawa Nation of Indians, it was the first sculpture placed in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. I cannot find words to express my sorrow and horror over the mistreatment of too many, then and today; but I am uplifted a little to know this statue stands and has been preserved today. Read details about this important statue here. Copyright 2021 Pamela Breitberg
Equally compelling are the plaques around the base of The Alarm. Here is The Hunt. The plaques are reproductions in granite of the original bronze ones stolen years ago. Copyright 2021 Pamela Breitberg
The Alarm’s Forestry placque. The statue was crafted by John Boyle. Copyright 2021 Pamela Breitberg
The Corn Dance. Copyright 2021 Pamela Breitberg
And finally The Alarm’s The Peace Pipe. May it have more meaning today than ever. Bless us ALL. Copyright 2021 Pamela Breitberg


  1. The American story is a very sad one in many respects, as Europeans came over and took over the land that Native Americans called their home, slaughtered many of them and drove the rest onto reservations. We probably all need to carry some guilt for that as we enjoy our good life here!

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