Images from a historic park in Hopkinsville
The flag court at the Trail of Tears Park in Hopkinsville, KY, contains a flag for each state the Trail of Tears passed through.
These statues honor Cherokee leaders Fly Smith and Chief Whitepath who died in camp at Hopkinsville along the Little River. Their graves, along with those of several others who died here, overlook the river from a small hill behind these statues.
On the fence around the graves, visitors have tied little bundles and bags, in the Indian way. I didn't photograph the graves because it seemed disrespectful.
Photos of historic markers in the park:
The Cherokees, A Civilized People
The Trail of Tears
Whitepath and Fly Smith
The Official website of Hopkinsville's Cherokee Trail of Tears Commemorative Park
Trail of Tears Commemorative Park, Hopkinsville, KY waymark: A map, a brief description of the park, and a place to record your visit.