We took a visit up Riverside Drive to Scioto Park to see the LeatherLips Monument.
History Factoid: Chief Leatherlips, according to the accompanying plaque, "was a good friend of Indian and white man alike. To the Wyandots, chief Leatherlips was called SHA-TE-YAH-RON-YA, which means 'same size as blue.' The white settlers called him Leatherlips because of "his admirable trait of never breaking a promise."
The Dublin Arts Council commissioned the work by Boston artist Ralph Helmick and dedicated it in Scioto Park on July 1, 1990. The Leatherlips Monument is a 12-foot-high portrait, the chief's hair blown-back and receding into the hillside (reminiscent Chief Crazy Horse's profile in South Dakota). Limestone slabs are mortared together to form the head, which gazes west towards the Scioto River