16 Nov 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
Hours: Closed nightly from Midnight - 5 AM, Lighting is done manually and takes place at 9pm for approximately 15 minutes.
The Keeper is accessible utilizing the suspension bridges from both the north and south directions.
The five-ton sculpture depicts a Native American Warrior offering a blessing to the sky.
The sculpture is 44 ft. tall and was completed in 1974.
The steel sculpture was designed by Native American sculptor Blackbear Bosin and constructed by Tom Washburn of Architectural Metal Products.
Blackbear Bosin lived in Wichita. He moved here in 1940 and worked at Beech Aircraft. He died in 1980.
The location of the sculpture is considered a sacred site by Native Americans.
The plaza area by the Keeper represents the ``Sacred Hoop`` which represents the 4 areas that make up life; earth, air, fire, and water.
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.