Indian Head

Indian Head

plaster, 1929
Museum purchase

Three years after creating five other heroic-scale Native American busts that he exhibited in Boston and New York, Dallin made this plaster sculpture. He sold it and several bronze copies to the Indian Head National Bank of Nashua, New Hampshire. The bank installed them in its branches, and used it for  its logo. (The Bank also produced children’s cast-iron coin banks, one of which is on exhibit at the Museum.) Extensive restoration included removing a coat of copper paint and repairing many broken feathers on the head-dress.