From Talking Leaves to Pixels: Origins of the Syllabary and Early Printing

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May 11–December 31, 2021

Visit the Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum to learn how Sequoyah created his handwritten symbols and the process behind developing them into typesets for the printing press. This exhibit is in commemoration of the Cherokee Syllabary Bicentennial, which celebrates the 200th anniversary of Sequoyah’s introduction of the syllabary to the Cherokee people.
Be sure to visit the Cherokee National Prison Museum for the companion exhibit detailing the developments made to the written Cherokee language in the 20th Century and beyond. Click here to learn more.

Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Whether a day trip or an extended getaway, Cherokee Nation makes the trip well worth it.
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