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  • Mar 26, 2012
  • 11:41 AM

Book Strips Away the Myth Surrounding the Cherokee Syllabary

Roy Boney Jr. / Indian Country Today Media Network.com
It was the great Sequoyah (ca. 1770–1843) who invented the Cherokee syllabary, thereby making reading and writing in that language possible. He labored on his creation for years while his peers derided his efforts, some going so far as to denounce it as witchcraft.

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