Peter Wolf Toth was born in communist Hungary. His family left in 1956, eventually coming to Akron, Ohio after being in refugee camps.
His first Indian monument 5 ½’ high and carved in the stone at the base of a cliff on the California coast at La Jolla, and completed in February of 1972. The ocean has reclaimed it.
He came back to Akron and completed one at Sand Run Park. That, and all, subsequent ones have been in wood. Currently, these number 73 in North America, and one in the homeland. Seventy-three Indians, and the first Christian Magyar king, Stephen. Toth in learning American history empathised with the plight of Indian, and saw something of it in his Magyar nation.
He became committed to carving at least one Indian in every state of the United States, and all pro bono gratis. It has been forty years, and these monuments have had different fates. The first one drowned, the second was vandalised and is gone, another was destroyed by lightning. The biggest destroyers have been ants and termites. The weather has not always been kind. Some he has repaired. Rotaynah [#51] had his feathered headress removed, and parts have been patched with plastic, aerosol foam. Rotaynah was carved to succeed the destroyed Sand Run statue.