This bronze sculpture, on the east side of the Capitol, is a tribute to the Indian chief who befriended the Pilgrims after they landed in Massachusetts. I wondered why this chief was so honored rather than an Indian from Utah. Here is what I learned.
The original statue was created by nationally known Utah artist Cyruss Dallin in 1921 and placed in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The original plaster figure was given to Utah by Dallin. In 1927, a foundation funded a second bronze to be cast. That's the one here. It was controversial at the time and a continuing debate resurfaces from time to time because the sculpture doesn't represent a local tribe. D'oh!
Utah State Capitol
Salt Lake City, Utah