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Dave McGary

The Emergence of the Chief, 2005

Medium: Bronze with patina and paint
Dimensions: 488 cm high
Patron: CALP Foundation and Power Corporation


About the Artwork

This sculpture pays homage to the Kanien'kehá:ka people, whose traditional and unceded territory Concordia was built on. It is a twice life-size bronze work of two figures – a standing clan mother presenting a wampum belt to a seated newly chosen chief.  Haudenosaune society is matriarchal and clan mothers are the leaders of their community. They choose the chief that will lead their community and instruct him in the responsibilities he has been given. 

View brochure prepared for the unveiling. 

About the Artist

Dave McGary (1958-2013) was from Wyoming and worked out of New Mexico. He is considered the Master of Realism depicting Native American Indians. Major pieces are found in the United States Capitol Rotunda and the Wyoming State Capitol.

Artwork Location

Campus: Loyola
Location: Quadrangle, Richard J. Renaud Science Complex and Communication Studies and Journalism Building.
Address: 7141 Sherbrooke St. W.

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