Clad in native limestone, the Indiana State Museum has,
interspersed among the stones, relief sculptures representing
characteristics for which each county is known.
Here are three additional sculptures,
in addition to those I showed last week.
The twining vines above represent the truck gardening
of Tipton County. Prehistoric mounds, believed to have
been constructed by Native Americans of the Adena-Hopewell
cultures, are shown for Madison County. The manufacture
of automobile parts is represented by the
use of taillights for the feathers.
Tippecanoe County was the home of Shawnee Chief Tecumseh,
and his brother, Tenskwatawa, also known as The Prophet.
Together they formed a united Native American force they hoped
would drive the white settlers south, across the Ohio River.
Tecumseh was a sophisticated tactician and visionary, whose
intellect and leadership was respected and admired by
the military leaders he fought against in the early 19th century.
The sculptures were designed by 2nd Globe Studios of Indianapolis,
which has studios in Indianapolis and Vancouver, BC.