The Westward Journey

The Westward Journey

These four figural groups are also known individually as Indians, Reaper, Blacksmith, and Pioneer Family.  They are freestanding figures made of bronze and limestone, located above the South door to the Indiana Statehouse, which was the original “front” door into the building.  The group is a symbolic history of the settlement and “civilizing” of Indiana, and should be read from east (right) to west (left).

The Indians symbolize where the state of Indiana derives its name.  The

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Medium type: Bronze; Stone/Marble

Date created: 1887

Associated artists

Herman Carl Mueller
Herman Carl Mueller


200 West Washington St., Indianapolis, IN, 46204


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