“Bringing Home the Wishing Rock”

Is there a Chinuk Wawa tie-in to this cool public sculpture in Spokane?

“Bringing Home the Wishing Rock” is by Seattle sculptor John T. Young.

I walk by it frequently, and wonder if it could be a wistful commentary on the destruction by Whites of the ancient Hee Hee Stone (‘laughing rock’), near Chesaw in northeast Washington.

I’ve written about that former landmark — a.k.a. the Tee-Hee-Hee Stone — and its probable Chinuk Wawa name in a previous article here.

I haven’t been able to learn yet about the artist’s intentions, but I’ve been wanting to share this neat creation with you.

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(Image credit: Steemit)

What do you think?