The plaque reads:
This sculpture represents hope for reconciliation, dignity and
respect for all the human race. The earth itself is in the shape
of a hoop or circle of life. The crossed pipes represent world
peace. The eagle symbolizes all flying creatures, and communication
with Tunka Śila. Wisdom and the healing arts are represented by the
grizzly bear, and a long and productive life is symbolized by the turtle.
The bison reminds us of our ancestors' healthy lifestyles, free from
famine, and also of the White Buffalo Calf Woman who brought us the pipe.
Richard Under Baggage
On the Streets
Rapid City, South Dakota