Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Sequoyah was born between 1760 1nd 1770 in Taskigi, Tennessee and is best known as the inventor of the Cherokee alphabet. He developed the 85-character syllabary over a 12-year period enabling the Cherokees to communicate during the difficult years of their removal to the west. Sequoyah is one of the best known and most respected members of the Cherokee Nation and his contributions will be carried forward from generation to generation.
Sent by oklahaomaplatypus, a postrosser from Oklahoma, USA.