Friday, November 29, 2013

Sequoyah: A Man of Letters

Se-Quo-Yah. Hand-colored lithograph by John T. Bowen.
Se-Quo-Yah. Hand-colored lithograph by John T. Bowen, copyrighted 1838.Published in History of the Indian Tribes of North America by Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall.Image courtesy of the Library of Congress: Prints & Photos.
November 15, 2013

Kristi Finefield, of the Picture This: Library of Congress Prints & Photos Blog, has written a short post analyzing the historical context of this print of Sequoyah from the Library of Congress collections and links for more information.

"The man and the document turn out to be very impressive, indeed. This is Sequoyah and he holds a record of his notable accomplishment: the Cherokee syllabary – sometimes referred to as the Cherokee alphabet. "

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