In the triangle formed by Houk St., Beach St., and Burma Road

Billed as the World's Largest Indian


Photo taken by J.R. Manning in February 2021




The 52 foot tall, fiberglass figure is called Hiawatha. It was built in 1964 by an Ironwood car dealer and is placed above what was once the Norrie Iron Mine.

The statue weighs in at a staggering 18,000 pounds. It has been restored twice, in 2004 and again in 2019. The statue appears to not have any significant link to Ironwood, or the Upper Peninsula for that matter. It is eligible to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places by means of being more than 50 years old but without any other historic credentials, the likelihood of making the register is small.

Update Log 

  • March 5, 2021: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • March 5, 2021: Added by J.R. Manning


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