Tupelo's Piominko Statue Takes Shape

Greg Pirkle

Greg Pirkle explains how sculptor Bill Beckwith immersed himself in the Piominko statue project. The work now stands in Tupelo, Mississippi as a tribute to the Chickasaw Nation. Pirkle notes that Beckwith captured the strength and courage that Chief Piominko embodied, paying close attention to historical accuracy. The result is heightened by the profound interest taken not only in Piominko, but in Chickasaw culture.


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