New sculpture celebrates Shoshone tribal history in Elko

July 2, 2013

The unveiling at the visitor’s center along Interstate 80 was not merely to celebrate the sculpture’s aesthetic value, but also to embrace the union of government and tribal representatives behind its existence.

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Before the California Trail: Sculpture tributes Native Americans

June 25, 2013

The new sculpture, entitled “Our Heritage is Our Future,” displays a Great Basin native woman holding a woven basket and carrying an infant in a cradleboard on her back.

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Familiar Faces: Trail Center to unveil new sculpture

June 20, 2013

The sculpture, entitled “Our Heritage is Our Future,” was created by artist Benjamin Victor, who was chosen by a committee of local Native American artists, historians, and Trail Center Manager Gary Koy.

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California Trail Interpretive Center hosts public unveiling of new sculpture, “Our Heritage is Our future.”

June 20, 2013

“This sculpture of a generic great basin woman represents the native people of this area. It will be the first thing people see as they enter the Trail Center representing the native people were here first,” said Trail Center Manager Gary Koy. “On their way out, they will see the back side of the sculpture where there will be a cradleboard representing future generations.”

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