Released July 1976
Nancy Ward, "Wild Rose of the Cherokee," was a friend of the pioneer who
served as a peacemaker between the settlers and the Indians. With her
trade beads, red tail hawk headdress and Cherokee pottery, she is the focal
point of Ben Hampton's first montage. Completing the petroglyph, or Indian
sign, are Fort Marr, a covered wagon, a Cherokee Council meeting and the tavern
on the banks of the Ocoee where Nancy Ward spent her last years. A
monument marks her burial site in Polk County near Benton, Tennessee.