who invented the written language for the cherokee indians

Carvings From Cherokee Script’s Dawn

Written by  on March 11, 2011
June 23, 2009
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/23/science/23cherokee.html
carvings
By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
(Quote from William Welge included)

The illiterate Cherokee known as Sequoyah watched in awe as white settlers made marks on paper, convinced that these “talking leaves” were the source of white power and success. This inspired the consuming ambition of his life: to create a Cherokee written language. Read more…

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