On the other hand, it is certain that Sequoya was born before the date that Phillips allows.
The Washington treaty was signed by several delegates, including Sequoya, four of them signing in Cherokee characters.
Their language was reduced to writing by means of an alphabet which one of their number named Sequoya had devised.
Sequoya, the inventor of the Cherokee alphabet, lived here in his boyhood, about the time of the Revolution.
The next year Sequoya visited the West, to introduce the new science among those who had emigrated to the Arkansas.