To have courage is to have the mental and moral strength to listen to our heart. It takes courage to do what is morally right. Native people were told by the Elders to be proud of who they were and never to deny the way of life the Great Spirit gave them. It is with Courage that we reclaim our rightful place in the circle of life and the right to honour the Great Spirit and pray for all people.
This statue is located inside the historic fire station of the Centennial Village of the Brown County Fairgrounds in Aberdeen, South Dakota. It is dedicated to the Native Americans of the Mount Rushmore State. Carved in 1981, it is one of a series of large wooden carvings called the Whispering Giants by sculptor Peter Toth of Hungary.