In the center of the museum is a spectacular wooden statue of the Cherokee legend, Sequoyah, created by David Goodlett, a local artist. Goodlett is known throughout Alabama art circles for his American Indian creations and as the founder of the state’s first woodcarving educational programs. The statue of Sequoyah is the largest piece created by Goodlett. It stands12 feet high and is carved from a huge white-oak tree trunk. It took Goodlett nearly two years to complete the statue of Sequoyah.