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The Eternal Flame of the Cherokee Nation, located in Red Clay Historic Park in Southeast Tennessee was placed in memory of those people who suffered and died on the infamous "Trail of Tears".

Mounted Warrior - Cherokee Native American Indian in traditional costume against rock cliffs in western Wyoming. © Mike R. Jackson

The Cherokee never had princesses. This is a concept based on European folktales and has no reality in Cherokee history and culture. In fact, Cherokee women were very powerful. They owned all the houses and fields, and they could marry and divorce as they pleased. Kinship was determined through the mother's line. Clan mothers administered justice in many matters. Beloved women were very special women chosen for their outstanding qualities. As in other aspects of Cherokee culture, there was a…

Photo of what is appears to be a young Comanche and his Horse. Does anyone know the name of this young man or the photographer?