Through a unique combination of narrative history and primary documents, this book provides an engrossing biography of Sequoyah, the creator of the Cherokee writing system, and clearly documents the importance of written language in the preservation of culture.
• A page from the Cherokee Phoenix showing the use of written Cherokee language in Sequoyah's syllabary
• A Cherokee syllabary chart
• A bibliography of sources that describes the focus of each entry and identifies its benefit and intended audience
• Photographs of road signs in Cherokee, NC written in English and in the Cherokee syllabary
About the Author
April R. Summitt is assistant professor of history at Arizona State University's Polytechnic Campus in Mesa, AZ.