by Lithograph based on a painting by Charles Bird King
Also known as George Guess, Sequoyah was the inventor of the Cherokee written language. The Tsalagi syllabary consists of 85 symbols which enabled his people to not only achieve widespread literacy, but to make written records that would outlive traditional oral storytelling.
This lithograph comes from "History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs", by Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall (Philadelphia: J. T. Bowen, 1848 - 1850). Missouri History Museum Library
Page created on 2/9/2012 10:42:56 PM
Last edited 2/9/2012 10:42:56 PM