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Chief of the Suquamish – Chief Seattle

Chief of the Suquamish – Chief Seattle, also known as Bust of Chief Seattle and Chief Seattle Fountain, is a bust depicting Chief Seattle by artist James A. Wehn.[1] It was commissioned by the Seattle Park Board to accommodate the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, and initially sat on a fountain for men, dogs and horses.[1]

Chief of the Suquamish – Chief Seattle
Chief Seattle's bust.jpg
The bust installed at Pioneer Square in 2008
ArtistJames A. Wehn
SubjectChief Seattle
LocationSeattle, Washington, United States
Coordinates47°36′07.2″N 122°20′01.4″W / 47.602000°N 122.333722°W / 47.602000; -122.333722Coordinates: 47°36′07.2″N 122°20′01.4″W / 47.602000°N 122.333722°W / 47.602000; -122.333722



The bust installed at Seattle University

The bronze installed at the intersection of First Avenue and Yesler Way in Pioneer Square, Seattle, was created in 1909.[2] It was surveyed and deemed "treatment needed" by the Smithsonian Institution's "Save Outdoor Sculpture!" program in March 1994.[2]

Another version of the bust is installed at Seattle University.[3]

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  2. ^ a b "Chief of the Suquamish – Chief Seattle, (sculpture)". Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
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