In 1992, Isaiah Williams, a Ponca Indian, wanted a monument to honor the state’s original residents. This statue was underwritten by Security National Bank and was dedicated to all tribal members and their ancestors on April 16, 1994. The artist was H Holden. The plaque reads, “A lone Indian proudly stands holding the articles of peace. Thoughtful and serene, he is the “Keeper of the Plains.”
Keeper of the Plains stands on the NE side of the lawn behind the Garfield County Courthouse facing Independence Ave.