Monday, July 12, 2010

An American Indian Remembered ...

I found this beautiful tribute at the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Cemetery in Miami, OK. I haven't been able to find any information on him but the monument was too nice not to share.

John Beaver
1855 - 1928


  1. Hi Tammi,
    What a great monument, was there an inscription on the headstone that John Beaver is facing ?

  2. Glad this caught your interest in our small town. Here is some information about the man....

    JOHN BEAVER(1855–1928)
    Second Chief of the Quapaw Indians.
    John Beaver was originally buried on his own allotment, 15 miles northeast of Miami, but was moved to G.A.R Cemetery on September 18, 1933.
    He was one of the wealthiest members of the Quapaw tribe due to the lead and zinc mines.
    His monument is a bronze sculpture of himself which was cast in Italy. It is one of the most distinctive markers in the cemetery, and people often place pennies in the folded hands of the statue for good luck