Statue of Junaluska, Savior of Andrew Jackson
Lake Junaluska, North Carolina
This odd-looking monument depicts Chief Junaluska of the Cherokee, wearing a bear claw necklace and a headband, as if his lower body has been replaced by a pile of rocks.
The statue's plaque mentions that Junaluska saved Andrew Jackson's life during a battle in 1812, an act that Junaluska later regretted when President Jackson evicted him (and the rest of the Cherokee) from their homes and made them walk to Oklahoma. Junaluska got some satisfaction in outliving Jackson by over a dozen years and returning to North Carolina.
"He was awarded full rights of citizenship and a grant of land," says the plaque.