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Jackson Sundown

Waaya-Tonah-Toesits-Kanh (Jackson Sundown), a famous Native American cowboy and nephew of Chief Joseph, was an excellent rider and breeder of horses and competed in rodeos across the Pacific Northwest. This statue of the fan favorite, cast by Greg Polutanovich, captures Sundown known for his tall, lean build, handsome features, colorful shirts, and braided hair tied under his chin. After a close loss in 1915 at the age of 52, Sundown decided to retire from the rodeo. He was persuaded to enter one last time the following year and became the 1916 Saddle Bronc Champion.