A enormous carving of a bust of Sequoyah, the creator of the Cherokee alphabet. The sculptor says the statue is influenced by a combination of various Native Americans and represents the "cry of the red man," which means the protest of the Native Americans. The artist wanted to draw attention to the "theft and trickery" the Native Americans suffered as their land was stolen and to highlight their bravery.
Native Americans, particulary the Cherokee Tribe
It depicts a 22-foot tall Sequoyah as a older man. He is held in place by a seven sided stone base, each with marble plaques with pictographs representing the seven clans of the Cherokee Nation. There are also three tears on his face that represent the beginning of the Trail Of Tears.