All of the people in the pictures are at least half Cherokee except the one on the bottom right. Like in so many other cultures, the artists had the “White is Right” concept and painted the men a lighter hue. You’ll notice the one white dude is bloodlessly pale.
The second building is the Supreme Courthouse housing the judicial branch of the Cherokee government. It mostly heard civil cases since criminal cases were resolved in lower courts. Note – the Cherokee had no prison system. All convicted criminals were fined, whipped, or hanged. I think I prefer their system to housing and feeding useless people for decades.
When court was not in session, the building was used for church and school. That’s right – they managed to have government, religion, and schooling under the same roof without a hissy fit about who was influencing who. Of course, by that point the Cherokee were all Christian anyway. The last teacher they had before being forcibly marched West was a Presbyterian missionary named Sophia Sawyer.
BTW, if anybody wants a full-sized version of any pictures, e-mail me and let me know.