Cyrus Edwin Dallin (November 22, 1861 - November 14, 1944) was an American sculptor best known for his depictions of Native Americans. He created more than 260 works, including the equestrian statue of Paul Revere in Boston, Massachusetts; the Angel Moroni atop Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah; and his most famous work, , at the Appeal to the Great Spirit Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He was also an Olympic archer.
Dallin, the son of Thomas and Jane (Hamer) Dallin, was born in
Springville, Utah Territory, although his parents had left The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) before their marriage. At age 19, he moved to Boston to study sculpture with Truman Howe Bartlett. He studied in Paris, with Henri Chapu and at the Académie Julian. 
In 1883, he entered the competition for an equestrian statue of
Paul Revere for Boston, Massachusetts. He won the competition and received a contract, but six versions of his model were rejected. The fifth model was not accepted because of fundraising problems. The seventh version was accepted in 1939 and the full-size statue was unveiled in 1940.  
Dallin Converted to Unitarianism and initially turned down the offer to sculpt the
angel Moroni for the spire of the LDS Church's Salt Lake Temple. He later accepted the commission and, after finishing the statue said, "My angel Moroni brought me nearer to God than anything I ever did."  His statue became a symbol for the LDS Church and was the model for other angel Moroni statues on the spires of  LDS Church temples. 
In Boston, Dallin became a colleague of
Augustus St. Gaudens and a close friend of John Singer Sargent. He married Vittoria Colonna Murray in 1891, and returned to Utah to work on The Angel Moroni (1893). He taught for a year at the Drexel Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, while completing his Sir Isaac Newton (1895) for the Library of Congress. In 1897, he traveled to Paris, and studied with Jean Dampt. He entered a Don Quixote statuette in the Salon of 1897, and in the Salon of 1899 and the The Medicine Man Exposition Universelle (1900). The couple moved to  Arlington, Massachusetts in 1900, where they lived for the rest of their lives and raised three sons.
1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis, Missouri, Dallin competed in archery, winning the bronze medal in the team competition. He finished ninth in the Double American round and 12th in the Double York round.  
From 1899 to 1941, he was a member of the faculty of Massachusetts Normal Art School (now the
Massachusetts College of Art and Design). In 1912, he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member, and became a full Academician in 1930.
When he died in 1944 his life was celebrated in a Unitarian service. 
The Epic of the Indian
Dallin created a four-piece equestrian series called
The Epic of the Indian, consisting of , or "The Welcome" (1890); Signal of Peace , or "The Warning" (1899); The Medicine Man , or "The Defiance" (1904); and Protest of the Sioux (1908). Appeal to the Great Spirit   A Signal of Peace was exhibited at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, and was installed in Chicago's Lincoln Park in 1894. The Medicine Man was exhibited at the 1899 Paris Salon, and the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, where it won a gold medal. It was installed in Philadelphia's  Fairmount Park in 1903.
staff version of Protest of the Sioux was exhibited at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, where it won a gold medal. The mounted brave defiantly shaking his fist at an enemy was never cast as a full-size bronze, and survives only in statuette form. A one-third-size bronze version, cast in 1986, is at the Springville Museum of Art in Springville, Utah.  Appeal to the Great Spirit became an icon of American art, and is Dallin's most famous work. The full-size version was cast in bronze in Paris, and won a gold medal at the 1909 Paris Salon. It was installed outside the main entrance to the  Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 1912. Smaller versions of the work are in numerous American museums and in the permanent collection of the White House.
In 1929, a full-sized bronze version of
Appeal to the Great Spirit--personally overseen and approved by Dallin-- was installed in Muncie, Indiana, at the intersection of Walnut and Granville Streets, and is considered by many Munsonians to be a symbol of their city. A one-third-size plaster version was given to Tulsa, Oklahoma's Central High in 1923. It stood in the school's main hall until 1976, when Central closed its doors. In 1985, that plaster was used to cast a one-third-size bronze version, which is now in  Woodward Park (Tulsa), at the intersection of 21st & Peoria Streets. There is also a version at St. John University in Wisconsin.
Jefferson Cutter House in Arlington, Massachusetts, is a museum devoted to his works. 
An elementary school in Arlington is named for him.
Taylor-Dallin House in Arlington, Massachusetts, where Dallin and his family lived is a privately owned residence and has not been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
More than 30 of Dallin's works are on display at the
Springville Museum of Art in his birthplace of Springville, Utah. The  Dallin House at 253 S. 300 East in Springville, Utah, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Dallin's papers are at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art.
The Angel Moroni
Salt Lake Temple
, Salt Lake City, Utah, since 1892
Model for Equestrian Statue of Lafayette (1889), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
The Angel Moroni (1893), atop Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah.
(1893), Main and South Temple Streets, Salt Lake City, Utah. Brigham Young Monument  
Sir Isaac Newton (1895), Main Reading Room, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Don Quixote de La Mancha: The Knight of the Windmill (1898), Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah  
Equestrian statue of Paul Revere (1899, dedicated 1940), Paul Revere Mall, opposite Old North Church, Boston, Massachusetts.
View of Hobble Creek (ca 1900), Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah. 
(1902), Richmond County Courthouse, Augusta, Georgia. Eli Whitney Tablet 
The Pickett (1905), Battle of Hanover, Hanover, Pennsylvania. 
Victory (1909), Pioneer Park, Provo, Utah.  General Winfield Scott Hancock (1909-10), Pennsylvania State Memorial, Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  
Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (1909-1911), Clinton Square, Syracuse, New York. 
My Boys (c. 1910), Robbins Memorial Library, Arlington, Massachusetts.
Robbins Memorial Flagstaff (1914), Town Hall, Arlington, Massachusetts.
(1915, dedicated 1922), Anne Hutchinson Massachusetts Statehouse, Boston, Massachusetts. 
Governor William Bradford (1920, dedicated 1976), Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth, Massachusetts. 
Pilgrim Tercentenary half dollar (1920)
Signing the (1921), Mayflower Compact Provincetown, Massachusetts
Memory (1924), Sherborn War Memorial, Sherborn, Massachusetts.
Spirit of Life (1929). Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah
Pioneer Women of Utah (1931), Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah. Memorial to The Pioneer Mothers of Springville (1932), Springville City Park, Springville, Utah. 
Native American works
(1890), A Signal of Peace Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois.
(1899), The Medicine Man Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
(1904). Protest of the Sioux 
(1909), Appeal to the Great Spirit Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts.
A one-third-size bronze version is in Muncie, Indiana.
 A one-third-size plaster version, and a 1985 bronze version (cast from that plaster) are in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
(1910, dedicated 1922), The Scout Penn Valley Park, Kansas City, Missouri.
A one-third-size bronze version is in Seville, Spain; a 1992 gift from Seville's sister-city, Kansas City, Missouri. 
Chief Joseph (1911), New York Historical Society, New York City.
Menotomy Indian Hunter (1911), Robbins Memorial Gardens, Arlington, Massachusetts.
Massasoit (1920), Coles Hill, opposite Plymouth Rock, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Other casts are at Utah State Capitol, Salt Lake City, Utah; Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah; Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah; Mill Creek Park, Kansas City, Missouri; and Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio.
On the Warpath #28 (c. 1920), Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah. and Brookgreen Garden Museum, Brookgreen, South Carolina.  Passing of the Buffalo, also known as The Last Arrow (1929), Muncie, Indiana.
Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument detail
My Boys (c. 1910), Robbins Memorial Library, Arlington, Massachusetts
Menotomy Indian Hunter (1911), Robbins Park, Arlington, Massachusetts
Robbins Memorial Flagstaff (1914), Town Hall, Arlington, Massachusetts
Massasoit (1920), opposite Plymouth Rock, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Signing the Mayflower Compact (1921), Provincetown, Massachusetts
Memory (1924), Sherborn War Memorial, Sherborn, Massachusetts
Memorial to the Pioneer Mothers of Springville (1932), Springville, Utah
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