Sculptor Cyrus Dallin displayed this statue of a mounted Sioux Indian at San Francisco's 1915 International Exhibition. Kansas City residents arranged for a temporary installation of the statue following the exhibition. In response to the statue's popularity, area school children helped to collect small donations, including nickels and dimes, in hopes of raising funds to purchase and permanently display the sculpture. The effort was successful and The Scout has been one of the symbols of Kansas City since its public dedication in 1922.
The Scout by Cyrus Dallin was awarded the Gold Medal in the Panama-Pacific Exposition before finding a home in Kansas City
"The Scout." Kansas City Parks and Recreation. Accessed December 20, 2012. http://kcparks.org/attraction/the-scout.