Chief Walking Stick Cabin

Chief Walking Stick Cabin

We invite you to stop by as you walk or drive through Reflection Riding. Chief Walkingstick Cabin is located near the beginning of Nelson’s Upslope, a part of the Profile Trail. It is across the road from the Caretaker’s cottage. The huge beams used in its one room are fitted together with square notches. Its chimney is of stone and mortar and it has windows. A rock wall at the base of the embankment, enhances the surrounding area.

Walkingstick Cabin was also secured by Mr. Sauter. It was used by Chief Walkingstick of Cherokee. He did guiding and carried on the Indian-Cherokee tradition for visitors before Cherokee became “fully developed.” On one occasion I happened to come by the cabin with a lady from Louisville. She, who upon seeing it said she had a photo taken at Cherokee in front of the cabin with Chief Walkingstick.

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