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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Wed Dec 2, 1998  9:16 pm
Subject:  Cherokee Written Alphabet

they decided to use Sequoyah's alphabet, and now the Cherokee Indian
language is preserved for future generations.
>Interesting, I didn't know about this. And I believe you.. you are no
>kidding.. Smile!

Yes...I have two small books on Sequoyah's history here - I found the
Cherokee Web Site several years ago, and then I ordered the history of his
life and his writing system -

They even have developed a computer program for typing Sequoyah's alphabet :-)

Anyway, for those interested, one book is entitled "Sequoyah" by E. L.
Gilmore, and the other book is entitled "The Cherokee Genius" by Stan
Hoig. Both books are very rare and have to be ordered specially from the
Cherokee Indian museum, or the Oklahoma Historical Society.

Valerie :-)

Valerie Sutton at the DAC
Deaf Action Committee for SW


Center For Sutton Movement Writing
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Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA

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