wooden Indian

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wooden Indian

n.
A cigar-store Indian.

wood′en In′dian


n.
a carved wooden statue of a standing American Indian, formerly placed before a cigar store as an advertisement.
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My favourite track - which I would say is in my top 20 favourite songs (I have a lot of favourite songs) - is Cigar Store Indian.
For example, in one gallery performance he imitated a lynching, in 1995 he protested the absence of artists of color in a Hartford, Connecticut exhibit by scrawling "No Coons Here" on the gallery wall, and in 2003 he posed as a live cigar store Indian in front of a statue of Abe Lincoln in Buffalo, New York.
His holsters are like that cigar store Indian carving in folk-lore.
Gerry Conville, Motherwell, said: "Lennon speaks up for Celtic, unlike the cigar store Indian who was there before him."
Actually, you won't have to work very hard to see them - depictions of Chief Wahoo, the logo of Major League Baseball's Cleveland Indians, Tonto of "Lone Ranger" fame and a cigar store Indian that comes with the words, "Close, but no cigar store Indian," are hard to miss.
They drove out Donny and Ken, leaving us with lame Jermaine, who has the presence of a cigar store Indian but is actually more wooden.
I don't think I have ever seen a smoke shop without the fabled cigar store Indian standing guard out front, the patron saint of smokers it seems.
Popular tune Cigar Store Indian got a rapturous welcome from the audience - and rightly so, as the song has been pushed by some of the UK's best music stations including BBC 6Music.