Cherokee. The Cherokee syllabary was invented by a member of the Cherokee nation named Sequoya around 1821. Sequoyah simply took the shape of some English letters and assigned new syllabic values to them. The other signs do not resemble any English letter, and therefore were likely invented by Sequoya. Location: Americas > North America. Time:1821 CE to Present. Direction: Left to Right.
No-prep, Native American "point of view" reading lesson! After reading passages, and actual letters and statements from Native Americans, students use critical reading skills to show their understanding of the points of view of many Native Americans and others today. A difficult part of American history is the loss of Native American land to the English settlers. $