Dallin also experienced prejudices and injustices in his bitter negotiations with dishonorable white men. He struggled for over a half century to get Boston to fulfill its many promises to erect his equestrian statue of Paul Revere near the Old North Church in Boston's north end. Dallin's gift of one of his rejected Revere models to his hometown in 1903 initiated the origin of the Springville Museum of Art, an institute he warmly praised: "The events of my youth are my dearest possessions. I have received two college degrees: Master of Art, and Doctor of Art, besides medals galore, but my greatest honor of all is, 'I came from Springville, Utah.'"
See: Rell G. Francis, Cyrus E. Dallin: Let Justice Be Done (1976); Patricia J. Broder, Bronzes of the American West (1975) and John C. Ewers, "Cyrus E. Dallin, Master Sculptor of the Plains Indians,"Montana: The Magazine of Western History, Jan. 1968).
Rell Gardner Francis