Top 10 Things To Know About The Keeper of the Plains

Top 10 Things To Know About The Keeper of the Plains

Here is a quick reference top 10 list for the Keeper of the Plains located in the Delano District Wichita, KS.
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Address: Where the Arkansas and Little Arkansas Rivers meet. 650 N. Seneca St. Wichita, KS 67203

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Hours: Closed nightly from Midnight - 5 AM, Lighting is done manually and takes place at 9pm for approximately 15 minutes.

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The Keeper is accessible utilizing the suspension bridges from both the north and south directions.

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The five-ton sculpture depicts a Native American Warrior offering a blessing to the sky.

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The sculpture is 44 ft. tall and was completed in 1974.

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The steel sculpture was designed by Native American sculptor Blackbear Bosin and constructed by Tom Washburn of Architectural Metal Products.

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Blackbear Bosin lived in Wichita. He moved here in 1940 and worked at Beech Aircraft. He died in 1980.

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The location of the sculpture is considered a sacred site by Native Americans.

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The plaza area by the Keeper represents the ``Sacred Hoop`` which represents the 4 areas that make up life; earth, air, fire, and water.

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In 2007 a 30 ft, man-made, stone pedestal was created to elevate the Keeper of the Plains to the focal point it is today.

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