Old Ish is a statue of an Indian brave located in downtown Ishpeming. The plaque on the statue reads: "Erected in 1884 through the efforts of C.H. Hall of the Lake Superior Mining Company - Ishpeming. Made by the J.L. Mott Company - New York. Originally it was painted black and had three drinking fountains for humans, horses & dogs."
Back Then, by Erin Elliott. "‘Old Ish" statue has curious origins. Marquette Monthly, November, 2005
Perched atop an iron pedestal, Old Ish stands near the corner of Main Street and Cleveland Avenue in downtown Ishpeming, located between Peninsula Bank and Iron Range Insurance Agency. The base stands eight feet tall and the warrior measures six feet in height.