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An Illiterate Who Educated a Whole Nation

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North Carolina native, George Guess (Gist), popularly known as Sequoyah, is famous for inventing the Cherokee alphabet. Carrying the written language to Mexico during the mid-1800s, Sequoyah taught fellow Cherokees using one language set. Compiled through years of study and a compiling a syllabary of 85 characters, Sequoyah disseminated Cherokee knowledge Cherokee in schools and newspapers in the Oklahoma Territory.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 24 Issue 20, Feb 1957, p13-14, il