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"On Friday, December 9, the United States Mint unveiled the one-year-only design that will appear on the reverse of next year’s 2017 Native American dollar. The coin features Sequoyah, who created the Cherokee syllabary."
The Secretary of State Hoskin of the Cherokee Nation released a public statement on Friday saying "U.S. dollar coin is a wonderful national recognition for our tribe’s renowned statesmen and creator of the Cherokee syllabary." and even mentions how this year shines the light on how critical American Indians played in the development of "... our great country".