Art & Sculpture Inventory



It seems too bad that in this fine melting-pot demonstration not an American Indian was present.

-From July 31, 1931 article on the Peace monument unveiling in the American Legion Peace Garden

As the Cleveland community gathered for the annual One World Day celebration in July 1976 it seemed as though the American-Indian Cultural Garden would be opening by the end of the month. Calvin Clay of the Northern Ohio Indian Association saw the potential of the Cultural Garden and planned to plant corn, beans, and squash, the triad of traditional foods in many Native American cultures. Clay's belief that the garden holds the power to "serve as a springboard of better understanding" has yet to be proven. The land dedicated as a monument to American Indian culture still waits for the seeds of Native culture to be planted and cultivated.

Further information on Native Americans in Cleveland:

The Real Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Public Radio's Two-Part Series on Native Americans in Cleveland

Cleveland's American Indian Education Center