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Title: THE CHEROKEE


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THE CHEROKEE
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Sequoyah
  • Born around 1760.
  • Sequoyahs father was a Virginia soldier and his
    mother a Cherokee princess.

3
Sequoyahs Syllabary
  • In 1809, he began on his syllabary - a group of
    symbols that stand for whole syllables.
  • It took him 12 years to decide on 85 symbols.
  • According to legend, Sequoyahs wife destroyed
    his syllabary. He spent more than a year
    reconstructing it.
  • Once adopted by the Cherokee, he was sent to
    teach it. Most Cherokee could read and write due
    to this.

4
The Cherokee Phoenix
  • It was the first Indian newspaper.
  • It took its name from the bird that burned itself
    and then rose from the ashes of the fire.
  • Was printed in English and Cherokee.
  • Drew Cherokee nation together and made it
    possible to spread news among all of them.

5
New Echota
  • The first permanent Cherokee capital.
  • It had a print shop, a library, and a courthouse.
  • They adopted a constitution similar to that of
    the United States. It had three branches.
  • They met in the capital each October to deal with
    tribal matters.

6
Trail of Tears
  • Gold was found in Dahlonega in 1829.
  • Settlers wanted to mine this land which belonged
    to the Cherokee.
  • Eventually, all Cherokee were removed from the
    state of Georgia.
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