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Paperback The Cherokee Syllabary: Writing the People's Perseverancevolume 56 Book

ISBN: 0806143738

ISBN13: 9780806143736

The Cherokee Syllabary: Writing the People's Perseverancevolume 56

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In 1821, Sequoyah, a Cherokee metalworker and inventor, introduced a writing system that he had been developing for more than a decade. His creation--the Cherokee syllabary--helped his people learn to read and write within five years and became a principal part of their identity. This groundbreaking study traces the creation, dissemination, and evolution of Sequoyah's syllabary from script to print to digital forms. Breaking with conventional understanding,...

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