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Address: 7 Avenue and 6 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Sitting Eagle, John Hunter, was the chief of the Stoney Nakoda First Nation of Alberta. This 11ft statue is a tribute to him.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Calgary
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sitting Eagle, John Hunter, was the chief of the Stoney Nakoda First Nation of Alberta. This 11ft statue is a tribute to him.

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Thank grassislander
Derby, United Kingdom
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1,167 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We found this magnificent statue and immediately fell in love with it. It is an excellent statue and a fine memorial to one of the great native leaders.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

This statue is a poignant reminder of the early history of many places in Canada and particularly Alberta. It tells a bit about Sitting Eagle aka John Hunter and early Calgary

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Thank Jennie1963
Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

I love that this statue, unlike MANY of the other ones in the dntn area (which are mostly beautiful), has history to it - it is ABOUT something in our past... large statue of Sitting Eagle, supposedly the patriarch of the Chiniki Band from the Stoney Tribe. I have seen it many times over the years, it always gives me... More 

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Thank S_Leach
Otley West Yorkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

We saw this statue several times during our stay. A great statue to a great leader of the First Nation tribes

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Thank bryan61
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2015

My office overlooks Sitting Eagle. He is a boon to my productivity and he looks especially majestic in the winter with skiff of snow on his shoulders. His patience and resolve can be a lesson to us all.

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2 Thank joelrifkin
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014

A large statue commemorating Sitting Eagle the patriarch of the Chiniki Band of the Stoney Tribe, also known by the name of John Hunter. It is a wonderful memorial to the Native people of the Calgary area and seems to be a popular photo opportunity. The statue is well crafted showing a wonderful traditional style outfit which certainly catches the... More 

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1 Thank Gee231205x
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Big Indian statue. Nothing more, nothing less. A lot of people are taking photos beside it. Easy to find.

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1 Thank kurzew
Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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475 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 444 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2013

Sitting Eagle stands 11 feet tall on a polished stone pedestal while he appears to scan the horizon, one arm raised to shield his eyes, outside Encor Place, a 29-story downtown skyscraper on 7th Avenue SW. The setting is perhaps less paradoxical than it seems. A plaque on the statue’s plinth indicates that this First Nations man was a rancher,... More 

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CALGARY
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Reviewed 28 January 2013

This statue is situated outside a major oil companies' office high-rise here in the city of Calgary. I find it a sad moment of the history of Canadian first people.

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