Friday, April 29, 2011
I would like to tell you about a book I read about a Cherokee man named Sequoyah . He was born in Tennessee between 1760 and1765. When he was fifty years old he wanted to capture the Cherokee people's voices in writing. So he began drawing thousands of symbols. He drew a symbol for each word. The other Cherokee people thought he was crazy. They decided to to burn his cabin down because thats where he kept his symbols. Sequoyah stopped drawing symbols it was just to hard to remember. Instead he drew letters to spell out the sounds of the langue. When Sequoyah taught his daughter a six year old to read his langue the other Cherokee people were inspired to read and write. All of the Cherokee people learned the langue quickly. In 1824 the Cherokee gave Sequoyah a medal. A kind missionary named Worcester helped Sequoyah turn his into sturdy symbols that can be printed with lead type. I hope you enjoy this book.