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Keeper of the Plains

the Keeper of the Plains is part of Wichita, Kansas , Mid-American All Indian Museum .

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Keeper of the Plains at Night 03

Keeper of the Plains at Night 03
Made by ChrisM70
Wichita's Keeper of the Plains Statue. From wichitagov.org: The 44-foot Cor-Ten steel Keeper of the Plains sculpture now stands elevated on a 30-foot rock promontory surrounded by four quadrants representing the elements of water, fire, air and earth. Pedestrians can directly access the area from two new, bow-and-arrow-inspired cable-stay bridges that span both the Little and Big Arkansas rivers. Fire drums located on boulders at the foot of the Keeper dramatically light the night. A mist rises up from a pause point that leads down to the water's edge. Plantings of sage, bottlebrush, medicinal herbs, prairie grasses, yuccas and cactus further create a sense of place and time. Visit my website: ChrisM70.com.

Keeper of the Plains at Night 02

Keeper of the Plains at Night 02
Made by ChrisM70
Wichita's Keeper of the Plains Statue. From wichitagov.org: The Keeper of the Plains proudly stands at the confluence of the Big and Little Arkansas rivers with hands raised high. Since the sculpture's installation in 1974 to commemorate the United States Bicentennial, it has become a symbol for the city of Wichita and a tribute to the Native American tribes who continue to gather at this sacred heartland. The Keeper also serves as the focal point of an eight-year, $20 million restoration and river beautification project completed in May 2007. Visit my website: ChrisM70.com.

Shield

Shield
Made by kawwsu29
Shield in part of a display on Native American history at the Keeper of the Plains Plaza in Wichita Kansas. The Keeper of the Plains is at the confluence of the Big and Little Arkansas Rivers. It was designed by Blackbear Bosin, Kiowa-Comanche. It has been standing guard over Wichita since 1974. For more information: www.wichita.gov/CityOffices/Culture/Keeper/ Taken during February 6, 2010 Keeper of the Plains photowalk.

Keeper of the Plains at Night 04

Keeper of the Plains at Night 04
Made by ChrisM70
Wichita's Keeper of the Plains Statue. From wichitagov.org: On May 18, 1974 renowned Native American artist Blackbear Bosin donated the Keeper of the Plains to the citizens of Wichita. It was erected at the peninsula point of the two rivers and dedicated May 18, 1974. Senator Bob Dole was on hand for the dedication. The Keeper of the Plains was rededicated on May 18, 2007. The area is free and open to the public year-round. Visit my website: ChrisM70.com.

Framed Plaza

Framed Plaza
Made by kawwsu29
View of the Keeper of the Plains plaza in between two rocks in Wichita Kansas. The Keeper of the Plains is at the confluence of the Big and Little Arkansas Rivers. It was designed by Blackbear Bosin, Kiowa-Comanche. It has been standing guard over Wichita since 1974. For more information: www.wichita.gov/CityOffices/Culture/Keeper/ Taken during February 6, 2010 Keeper of the Plains photowalk.

Rocks-B&W

Rocks-B&W
Made by kawwsu29
Black and white view of rocks surrounding the base of the Keeper of the Plains at the confluence of the Big and Little Arkansas River in Wichita Kansas. It was designed by Blackbear Bosin, Kiowa-Comanche. It has been standing guard over Wichita since 1974. For more information: www.wichita.gov/CityOffices/Culture/Keeper/ Taken during February 6, 2010 Keeper of the Plains photowalk.

The Keeper of the Plains

The Keeper of the Plains
Made by G. O'Graffer
At the confluence of the Arkansas and Little Arkansas Rivers stands The Keeper of the Plains, a 44-foot high sculpture designed by Kiowa-Comanche artist Blackbear Bosin. Blackbear Bosin donated this striking piece of art to the people of Wichita in 1974 and it has become an icon for the city. The sculpture also has had a role in symbolizing the country; it was selected as one of the national emblems of the 1976 American Bicentennial.

Keeper

Keeper
Made by kawwsu29
Looking up at the Keeper of the Plains at the confluence of the Big and Little Arkansas River in Wichita Kansas. It was designed by Blackbear Bosin, Kiowa-Comanche. It has been standing guard over Wichita since 1974. For more information: www.wichita.gov/CityOffices/Culture/Keeper/ Taken during February 6, 2010 Keeper of the Plains photowalk.

Skyline

Skyline
Made by kawwsu29
Looking down the Arkansas River from the Keeper of the Plains at the confluence of the Big and Little Arkansas River in Wichita Kansas. It was designed by Blackbear Bosin, Kiowa-Comanche. It has been standing guard over Wichita since 1974. The Wichita skyline is in the distance. For more information: www.wichita.gov/CityOffices/Culture/Keeper/

Keeper

Keeper
Made by kawwsu29
Keeper of the Plains at the confluence of the Big and Little Arkansas River in Wichita Kansas. It was designed by Blackbear Bosin, Kiowa-Comanche. It has been standing guard over Wichita since 1974. For more information: www.wichita.gov/CityOffices/Culture/Keeper/ Taken during February 6, 2010 Keeper of the Plains photowalk.

Rocks-B&W

Rocks-B&W
Made by kawwsu29
Black and white view of rocks surrounding the base of the Keeper of the Plains at the confluence of the Big and Little Arkansas River in Wichita Kansas. It was designed by Blackbear Bosin, Kiowa-Comanche. It has been standing guard over Wichita since 1974. For more information: www.wichita.gov/CityOffices/Culture/Keeper/

Reflection

Reflection
Made by kawwsu29
Reflection of the ring of fire by the Keeper of the Plains at the confluence of the Big and Little Arkansas River in Wichita Kansas. The Ring of Fire is lit. It was designed by Blackbear Bosin, Kiowa-Comanche. It has been standing guard over Wichita since 1974. For more information: www.wichita.gov/CityOffices/Culture/Keeper/

Rocks

Rocks
Made by kawwsu29
Rocks surrounding the base of the Keeper of the Plains at the confluence of the Big and Little Arkansas River in Wichita Kansas. It was designed by Blackbear Bosin, Kiowa-Comanche. It has been standing guard over Wichita since 1974. For more information: www.wichita.gov/CityOffices/Culture/Keeper/

Wichita Riverfront Bridge

Wichita Riverfront Bridge
Made by ChrisM70
This bridge is one of the two bridges that cross over the Big and Little Arkansas Rivers to the small area at the confluence that holds the Keeper of the Plains Statue in Wichita, Kansas. Visit my website: ChrisM70.com.

Keeper of the Plains

Keeper of the Plains
Made by ChrisM70
My poster illustration of the giant statue celebrating Native American history in Wichita, Kansas. Purchase a poster of this image HERE.

Pedestrian Bridge

Pedestrian Bridge
Made by G. O'Graffer
The banks of Arkansas River and Little Arkansas River west of downtown Wichita are lined with a series of parks. They are interconnected by a number of attractive pedestrian bridges such as this one which was built in 2006.

Keeper of the Plains and Big Arkansas Foot Bridge

Keeper of the Plains and Big Arkansas Foot Bridge
Made by johnny_steele@sbcglobal.net
The Keeper keeps warm at night.......................................................... Create your own visitor map

Keeper of the Plains

Keeper of the Plains
Made by kawwsu29
Keeper of the Plains at the confluence of the Big and Little Arkansas River in Wichita Kansas after a winter snow storm. It was erected in 1974 and was designed by Blackbear Bosin, a Kiowa-Comanche.

Renovated Keeper of the Plains

Renovated Keeper of the Plains
Made by johnny_steele@sbcglobal.net
The Keeper of the Plains, now refurbished and sit upon a new and higher base. Create your own visitor map

100807Keeper

100807Keeper
Made by Memra
Digital Infra-Red shot of Black Bear Bosin's Keeper of the Plains at the fork of the Little and Big Arkansas Rivers in Wichita, KS Camera Canon Digital Rebel using a Hoya 72 filter.



Nearest places of interest:

Galaxy Home Recreation Superstore
NuWay Cafe
Exploration Place
Farm Credit Bureau Office Building
  Central Riverside Park
Wichita City Hall
Mid-American All Indian Museum
Mid America Indian Center

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