Common Name: Giant Sequoia
Botanical Name: Sequoia gigantea
Current Location: Capitol Square, N.W.
Planted: May 25, 1966
Sponsor: Cherokee Indian Nation (Ga.)
Cherokee Chief Sequoyah is credited with taking the traditional spoken word and developing a written language. The chief is rendered in a bronze plaque in the Library of Congress and represents one of two statues from Oklahoma in the National Statuary Hall Collection.