Iconic Cherokee Chief Henry has died

Iconic Cherokee Chief Henry has died

There are 35 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Nov 20, 2007, titled Iconic Cherokee Chief Henry has died. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Henry "Chief Henry" Lambert, who became the iconic image of the Cherokee Indian during five decades posing for photographs with tourists at his roadside teepee, has died, his family said today.

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Nancy

Sevierville, TN

#21 Dec 15, 2007
It won't be the same going to Cherokee without Chief Henry, my mom remembers going to see him when she was little. He was a great inspiration to everyone in my family. May God Bless each family member, he will be in our hearts forever!!! I am glad that I got to know him!!
tom folds

Baldwin, GA

#22 Jan 3, 2008
chief henry was a great guy. my family and i will surely miss visiting him each season as we head through cherokee to townsend. how we will treasure the old 8mm movies we have of the chief when he was a young man, to the recent photos he posed in with my children. he was a class act and always a pleasure to visit with....
rip old family friend!
tom folds
monroe georgia
heatherlee gentry

Greenback, TN

#23 Jan 28, 2008
Pete and Sherry Crabtree wrote:
Miss Patsy,Henrietta,DeeDee,Patrick ,Angela,Edmina
All Grandchildern, and Greatgrandchildern.
Thank You for allowing us in your home the day Chief came home from the hospital for the last time.
Cherokee will never be the same now. We came up every few weeks where He and Sherry could "fuss" at each other and they loved it. To have seen him Smile that Friday when we were there ment everything to us. Thank you for sharing him with us and the World for a life time. He made me proud to be CHEROKEE
i miss him 2 i also live in alabama with the indians !this is whwere the indians lived in wetumpka!im 10 but i loved him so much!
heatherlee gentry

Greenback, TN

#24 Jan 28, 2008
i love him so much and i miss him im only 10 cherokee indian i also live in alabama in wetumpka!GO INDIANS!

Sgt Rock

Since: Jun 07

Jonesborough, TN

#25 Jan 28, 2008
Goodbye Chief Henry.
Rose Greenwood-MS

United States

#26 Jul 3, 2008
I first met Chief Henry at age 6. I have been coming to the mountains for 41 years now. I have had my picture taken with Chief Henry many times. As have my children. My first granchild was born Nov. 15, 2007. We brought her to the mountains at 6 months old. We didn't make it over to Cherokee. Which I'm now glad. Because by the internet I just found out Chief Henry died Nov. 19, which is my oldest daughter's birthday. I'm very sad that he is gone. But he sure will not be forgot. I have a 26 year old daughter, a 24 year old son and a 13 year old daughter and now a grandaughter. I'm sorry my gran will not get to meet the Chief. Our prayers are with the family. May God bless.
Joyce Smith Hancox

AOL

#27 Jul 4, 2008
I just found out about Chief Henry's passing by way of the internet last Sunday after my parents went to Cherokee and called to say he wasn't there. I have been having my picture made with Chief Henry since September, 1974. I was three weeks old. So, to me it felt like losing a family member. I had a very sad Sunday and Monday and cried alot. I'm thankful for all the pictures and memories. My sympathy to the family. He will be greatly missed.
God Bless,
Joyce Smith Hancox
Westminster, SC
BRENDA GA

AOL

#28 Jul 27, 2009
I WAS SO SAD TO HEAR OF CHIEF HENRY'S PASSING. I HAVE BEEN GOING TO CHEROKEE ALL MY LIFE EVERY YEAR. WE CAMPED AT LAKE RABUN IN CLAYTON AND EVERY SATURDAY WE WOULD GO TO CHEROKEE TO SEE THE INDIANS.IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL TO SEE ALL THE DANCING AND FEATHERS AND THE KIDS. I THINK WE HAVE BEEN GOING SINCE I WAS 1957.I HAVE 3 GENERATIONS OF MEMORIES OF CHIEF HENRY. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY. THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS WONDERFUL MAN WITH US.BLESS YOU ALL.
Sheila TN

Tazewell, TN

#29 Jul 29, 2009
We also really miss Chief Henry. My parents started bringing me and my brothers to Cherokee when we were very young. We stayed at Azalia's Court when we first came there for a number of years and always had pictures made with him. Then as the years passed we started staying for the next twenty years at Ms. Ruth Littlejohns until her passing. I married took my children back every summer during the 4th of July. We made it a family vacation that we all looked forward to. My brother had not been in years but the July before he passed in Dec. he came back with us which was 2 years ago. We talked of Chief Henry then and Ms. Littlejohn. They were special people. We always had pictures with him when we were small then I started my children with him. There has been many things change but the memories that you have of the elder ones are great. My grandmother had Cherokee in her so it is special to me also. We book for the next year before we leave always.
God Blessed your family when he put such a special person in your life.
Jim McLean USPO

Boone, NC

#30 Nov 25, 2009
Rest in Peace, Chief. You were a true native american and a dear friend.

GWY

“Cherokee Proud!”

Since: Aug 09

Cherokee, NC

#31 Nov 26, 2009
This day 2 years ago, we were sitting in the church as the funeral for Henry was going on. It will be a hard holiday for the entire Lambert Family. Know that you are loved and thought of esp. today!
curious joe

Olive Hill, KY

#32 Dec 1, 2009
henry served his country with honor in the military. i will miss him. cherokee will not be the same.
Patty Linville

Red Oak, IA

#33 Dec 21, 2009
I met Chief Henry on Grant Mountain in Alabama. He gave me a bracelet and told me not to take it off. It would help keep me well. This was in 1999. It broke not a month ago :( I will have it fixed...I did not know of him passing until tonight while looking for his web page...I have always thought of him and will miss him...I would have loved to known him better.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#34 May 16, 2010
Im so sorry to know Chief Henry has left his family and friends but now he is free.
I last saw him when I was a little boy in Cherokee.
I am of the Jack Family.
Rusty Brashear

Knoxville, TN

#35 Mar 31, 2011
Tom
let's talk next Thursday @ TQC

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