Cherokee Chieftain

The Cherokee Chieftain, carved by widely acclaimed sculptor Peter “Wolf” Toth, was presented to the city of Cleveland as a gift in 1974. The chieftain stands majestically on the front lawn of the museum center at Five Points as a proud reminder of the region’s significant Cherokee Indian heritage. Toth carved at least one statue in each of the 50 states. These works are collectively known as the Trail of the Whispering Giants.


Latitude: 35.1580298 Longitude: -84.8740625 Elevation: 861 ft
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How to Get There

From I-75, take Cleveland exit 25. Travel east on Hwy 60 (25th Street). After about a mile, turn right on Ocoee Street toward downtown Cleveland. Turn left onto Inman Street. Museum is ahead on the right.


Great sculpture. The museum is also worth a visit. Very nice local history museum in a nice part of downtown Cleveland. The gift shop also has some excellent arts and crafts created by very talented artists from the region.

Gary, 3/1/2012

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