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Sequoya

or Sequoyah

[si-kwoi-uh] /sɪˈkwɔɪ ə/
noun
1.
1770?–1843, Cherokee Indian scholar: inventor of a syllabary for writing Cherokee.
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  • On the other hand, it is certain that Sequoya was born before the date that Phillips allows.

    Myths of the Cherokee James Mooney
  • The Washington treaty was signed by several delegates, including Sequoya, four of them signing in Cherokee characters.

    Myths of the Cherokee James Mooney
  • Their language was reduced to writing by means of an alphabet which one of their number named Sequoya had devised.

    The Red Man's Continent Ellsworth Huntington
  • Sequoya, the inventor of the Cherokee alphabet, lived here in his boyhood, about the time of the Revolution.

    Myths of the Cherokee James Mooney
  • The next year Sequoya visited the West, to introduce the new science among those who had emigrated to the Arkansas.

    Myths of the Cherokee James Mooney

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