Quapaw Mural Dedication

October 18th, the National Park Rotary Club dedicated the mural they commisioned of a Quapaw Indian, from a Charles Banks Wilson painting, as realized by muralist Pepe Perciavati. The parking lot was closed down to cars to make way for tents, hamburgers and hot dogs, music and tribal dancing from a group from the Quapaw tribe in northeast Oklahoma. Pepe was not present as he is in the Phillipines, but he got a round of applause anyway!

Quapaw indian poses in front of mural.
Rotary President Don Gooch speaks

Rotary President Don Gooch speaks

little indian girl at the festivities
Hot Springs Mayor Pat McCabe  

Hot Springs Mayor Pat McCabe

 

And in case you missed it, here is the official mural video, 23 days in under 2 minutes!