Vintage Indian Countertop statue
Vintage Indian Countertop statue
Vintage Indian Countertop statue

Vintage Indian Countertop statue

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The use of the carved Indian as a symbol in front of a tobacco shop began in England the early 1600s as the ships from America began to bring back tobacco. The symbolism of the statues was because the source of the tobacco supply at that time was from Native Americans. 

This 11" counter top display is likely from the 1960's. It does have a "class of 61" marked on the bottom (underneath) and a small hole behind the headdress (on top of the head and not visible from the front).