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Whispering Giant: Sequoyah of North Carolina

Whispering Giant: Sequoyah of North Carolina

This Whispering Giant: Sequoyah sculpture calls Cherokee, North Carolina home.

Back in 2015, I participated in the Whispering Giants Grand Tour. It proved to be an excellent inspiration to get out for a ride. Each excursion was exciting. Seeing these fantastic carved Giants and how each one has so much character was a great experience.

Though the grand tour has long since passed, I still stop to see the giants when one is close by.

Fuzzygalore Whispering Giant Sequoyah

Plaque reads:

“Sequoyah

This statue honoring Sequoyah, the Cherokee genius who invented the Cherokee alphabet, was sculpted from a single giant California Sequoia (Redwood) log which was donated and shipped by Georgia-Pacific.

This is sculptor Peter Wolf Toth’s 63rd statue across the United States and Canada commemorating the contributions of Native Americans. Toth was invited o sculpt the Sequoyah statue by Chief Robert S. Youngdeer and museum director Ken Blankenship.

Dedicated 30 September 1989.”

Visit Whispering Giant: Sequoyah

Sequoyah stands outside of the Museum of the Cherokee Indian.

Museum of the Cherokee Indian
589 Tsali Blvd
Cherokee, NC 28719
Gmaps: https://goo.gl/maps/f482LkSTNB5xRUmM7

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Sights from the Road: The Cherokee Muffler Man

Sights from the Road: The Cherokee Muffler Man

Kenny and I made a quick stop in Cherokee, NC to snap a photo of a gent we’d passed many moons ago but never stopped for. The Cherokee Muffler Man:

Cherokee Muffler Man Indian

Handsome, right?

And look – he has nipples! This was the first time I was ever consciously aware of an Indian-model Muffler Man’s anatomical correctness 🙂 I did go back and look at the other Indian Muffs I’ve seen and they do all indeed have them.

Other Indian Muffler Men

Unfortunately the Cherokee Muff’s headdress is now broken. But even so, he appears to be well-loved and in really good shape. According to Roadside America, he’s been there for 30 years. That’s a lot of waving for one guy.

Cherokee North Carolina Muffler Man Indian

Did you notice those crazy white eyes? Perhaps they were light blue at one time. Either way – they look like they can peer deep into your soul. ::shudder::

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