Finding the amphitheater and other abandoned structures on the Cherokee reservation raised many questions in terms of what the structures were built for, why they were so run down, and why they seemed so hidden.  There was no mention made of this place in the museum, and the overgrown paths and unconvincing “staff only” signs that weren’t consistent enough to bar entrance made me think the people who run the center do not want people to see any of this.  The overall trend of abandoned structures is something I’ll likely base my final project on given on its prolific occurrence.