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The Cherokee syllabary : writing the people's perseverance

Author: Ellen Cushman
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©2011.
Series: American Indian literature and critical studies series, v. 56.
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In 1821, Sequoyah, a Cherokee metalworker and inventor, introduced a writing system that he had been developing for more than a decade. His creation--the Cherokee syllabary--helped his people learn to read and write within five years and became a principal part of their identity. This groundbreaking study traces the creation, dissemination, and evolution of Sequoyah's syllabary from script to print to digital forms.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Cushman, Ellen, 1967-
Cherokee syllabary.
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2011018380
(OCoLC)721085649
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Cushman
ISBN: 9780806185484 0806185481
OCLC Number: 812924964
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 238 pages) : illustrations, map.
Contents: Introduction: Peoplehood, tools, and perseverance --
Sequoyah and the politics of language --
The syllabary as writing system --
The syllabary's design --
The syllabary from script to print --
Elias Boudinot and the Cherokee Phoenix --
The breadth of the Cherokee writing system, 1840-1920 --
Perseverance and calculated inconspicuousness, 1920-1980 --
Peoplehood and perseverance : the Cherokee language, 1980-2010.
Series Title: American Indian literature and critical studies series, v. 56.
Responsibility: Ellen Cushman.

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In 1821, Sequoyah, a Cherokee metalworker and inventor, introduced a writing system that he had been developing for more than a decade. His creation--the Cherokee syllabary--helped his people learn to read and write within five years and became a principal part of their identity. This groundbreaking study traces the creation, dissemination, and evolution of Sequoyah's syllabary from script to print to digital forms.

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