A tall wooden carving made from native red cedar log is a tribute to the Ojibwa, Cree and Assiniboine First Nations people and is located in the town of Winnipeg Beach in Manitoba, Canada. The wooden carving of the Whispering Giant is 35 feet high, 6 feet in diameter and weighs close to 20,000 pounds and was created by artist Peter Wolf Toth.
Peter Wolf Toth has carved nearly 70 "Giants" where some are on display in the United States and a couple scattered across the Canadian Provinces such as this one in Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba. This statue is #67 and was named "Anishinaabe" which means "Distinct Society" and it took nearly three months to complete.
This Giant was carved in the summer of 1991 and Toth is the one who repairs and tends to all his artwork to ensure that these carvings symbolize the First Nations people for years to come. When people come to Winnipeg Beach in Manitoba, Canada, the Whispering Giant is a popular attraction which many photograph and read the plaque relating to the First Nations people of Manitoba.... continue below the picture...
Cedar carving of an Indian head named Whispering Giant (which honours the Ojibwa, Cree, and Assiniboine First Nations) in Winnipeg Beach Provincial Recreation Area, in the town of Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba, Canada.