Bronze edition: 9 | Height: 32″

This is a study for the monumental bronze honoring the Cherokee, unveiled along the banks of the Tennessee River and is the first freestanding bronze statue in the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Also see the model for the Cherokee monument called Noble Savage.

Footnote: The three letters signifying Cherokee is how the Cherokee people write the name of their tribe using Sequoya’s (an important figure in Cherokee tribal history) syllabary which he invented about 1828. See all 84 symbols below:

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