#9 Cherokee Chieftain/ Cleveland Tennessee
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BackBrakeBilly
N 35° 09.546 W 084° 52.603
16S E 693392 N 3892750
Quick Description: This beautiful sculpture is in a small city park in Cleveland Tennessee. Done in honor of the Cherokee Indians.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 11/12/2006 6:05:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMYH0
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member THE DAM TROLLS
Views: 172

Long Description:
Acclaimed sculptor, Peter "Wolf" Toth presented this carving to the city in 1974. The beloved Chieftain is the focal point of Downtown Cleveland's Johnston Park. Toth carved a Native American statue in each of the 50 states.
Description: An elongated and stylized head of a Cherokee chieftain. He has long hair arranged in two pigtails and stares straight ahead. The sculpture is roughly symmetrical and was carved from an oak tree, which was rooted in the ground. The sculpture rests on a concrete base surrounded by a circular stone wall
City: Cleveland, TN

Description of Location:
Johnston Park, Historic Downtown Cleveland. Directions: I-75, Exit 25. E to 3rd light. R on Keith. L on Inman. Chieftain in park on right.


Sculpture Name: Cherokee Chieftain

Sculpture Number: #9

Year Dedicated: December, 1973

Type of Wood: Oak

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