Peter is best known as a 'humanitarian' artist with a dream to honor
the Native Americans by creating a giant Indian statue in each of the 50
states. Since beginning his mission "with hammer and chisel" in 1971, Peter
has donated 67 Whispering Giants (20 to 40 feet
Time and weather eroded the original hand-carved cedar sculpture. In
1999, repair efforts, due to the extent ot the damage were abandoned. Ocean
Springs officials chose to replace the 24-year old statue and Ocean Springs
sculptor Thomas King was hired to do the job.