Don’t see flat green lawns too much any more.
No longer just “dairy”
The scorpion and the cross
Thunder Mountain Indian Monument, built by Chief Rolling Mountain Thunder and assistants, 1968-1983, Imlay, Nevada
This eco-art architectural complex was built as a monument to the suffering and plight of American Indians at the hands of “white invaders,” as the landmark’s informational panels explain. About two hundred sculptures of Indians from all tribes and of all ages and status adorn the buildings; everything was made from concrete and discarded “white man’s junk” as a comment on the Indian genocide and world pollution. One encounters railroad ties, typewriters, cars and parts, highway barriers, dolls, license plates, and glass bottles, among countless other items. In 1983, several of the buildings were destroyed or damaged due to arson, thus today one sees only a remnant of the hostel, Indian school, cabins, workshop, bathhouse, and sweat house that once completed the site. Still visible as prominent landmarks along highway 80 are the monument and the chicken and round houses.
A curious and overlooked work of art that is well worth a visit and extended contemplation, regardless of one’s views or ideas about history.
Before the battle…
Really loving the new office art