From Talking Leaves to Pixels: The Cherokee Syllabary in the 20th Century and Beyond

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May 11–December 31, 2021

Visit the Cherokee National Prison Museum to see the development of the syllabary into the digital age. You will see examples of how the Cherokee syllabary was adapted for many different technologies, from specialized typewriters to our smart phones today. 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 Supreme Court Museum for the companion exhibit detailing the origins of the written Cherokee language and how it was used in early printing. Click here to learn more.


Image courtesy of Roy Boney, Jr.

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