Sequoyah and the Invention of the Cherokee Alphabet

Sequoyah and the Invention of the Cherokee Alphabet

by April R. Summitt


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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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313391774
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/15/2012
Series: Landmarks of the American Mosaic Series
Pages: 164
Sales rank: 919,256
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

April R. Summitt is assistant professor of history at Arizona State University's Polytechnic Campus in Mesa, AZ.

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