Nee-Gaw-Nee-Gaw-Bow (The Leading Man) is the 60th statue in Peter Wolf Toth's Trail of the Whispering Giants. Located on the shore of Sunday Lake, next to the friendly Wakefield Visitor's Center, the carving is 27 feet tall and was raised on September 29, 1988.
Nee-Gaw-Nee-Gaw-Bow was carved from a 350 year old white pine. It was an impressive tree at 120 feet tall and 5 feet at the base, but it was dying. In July 1988 it was donated by the Ottawa National Forest for Peter's humanitarian artwork.
The dedication ceremony for Nee-Gaw-Nee-Gaw-Bow took place on October 15, 1988. Dan McGeshik of the Lac Vieux Desert Tribe of Lake Superior Chippewas conducted the dedication, which was translated by his son, and named the statue "First Man in Line", "Nee-Gaw-Nee-Gaw-Bow" in his native tongue. Peter Wolf Toth was named an honorary resident of Wakefield and went on to complete statues in North Bay, Ontario and the Smokey Mountains, North Carolina.