- 1770?–1843, Cherokee Indian scholar: inventor of a syllabary for writing Cherokee.
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No one in Washington listened, and Sequoyah was swamped by the establishment of Oklahoma in 1907.One U.S. Constitution Just Wasn’t Enough
July 4, 2014
Sequoyah, the often-cited inventor of the Cherokee alphabet, so far from being a pure Indian, was the son of a white man.The Moral and Intellectual Diversity of Races
Arthur, comte de Gobineau
The syllabic alphabet invented in 1821 by George Guess (Sequoyah) is the character employed.
It is said by some that Sequoyah, the inventor of the “Cherokee alphabet,” had for father a German settler.