Lufkin: Statue of Angelina

Statues of a Native American woman and man, and a robed priest

Explorer accounts from the early 1700s refer to a Native American woman named Angelina who served as guide and translator for both the French and Spanish. Angelina is the namesake of the nearby Angelina River and Angelina County, in which Lufkin is located, a testament to the lasting effects of Angelina’s powerful character. The statue of Angelina installed outside the Lufkin Convention Center memorializes her role in mediating relations between Native Americans and Spanish settlers.

Statue of Angelina