Artist Daniel HorseChief created the statue which shows a Cherokee stickball player leaping for the goal.
Resurgence is one of the few statues of this type that I like. Why? For starters, the Indian is half-naked for a reason: because he's playing stickball. And not because he's a savage. In fact, he could be a modern stickball player who's dressed for a hot, grueling match.
Also, he's lifting his sticks and looking up for a reason: to intercept the ball. The idea of rising or surging--i.e., resurgence--is implicit rather than explicit. The stickball player is reaching for the sky because it's part of the game. It just happens to be a metaphor for seeking, advancing, and achieving.
For more on Native statues, see Coast Salish Statue in Tacoma Plaza and Ideas for Ishi Statue.
Below: "Two views of the statue Resurgence."