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Sequoyah and the “Talking Leaves”

Inclusion within a particular language family does not automatically cement a tribe to a specific social-political origin. Such is the case with the Cherokee...

The Power of the Cherokee Syllabary: Sequoyah and A-yo-ka

In 1821, Sequoyah completed a project that had consumed him for nearly twelve years. After much experimentation, he produced a syllabary for the Cherokee...

Touching Leaves: A Look Into the Life of Nora Thompson Dean

Nora Thompson Dean was born with the name Nora Thompson in the rural area to the east of Bartlesville, Oklahoma on the Delaware Reservation....

Has Mother’s Day Lost Its Meaning?

In 1914 Congress set aside the second Sunday in May to celebrate motherhood. But how did Mother's Day get started? And what has it...

Sequoyah at Work: Creating the Cherokee Syllabary

Sequoyah began working as a silversmith in Willstown, Alabama in 1809. Due to the quality of his work, he soon earned a reputation as...

Strife in the West and the Rise of the Qualla Cherokee

The summer of 1839 was a dark time for the Cherokee exiles in Oklahoma. Secret trials resulting in the assassination of key figures within...

The Florida Keys: The Years Before Europeans

The Florida Keys, an archipelago of 1700 islands that covers 137.3 miles, begins at the southeastern part of the Florida peninsula, approximately fifteen miles...

Empire of the Summer Moon – A Review

S. C. Gwynne has written a history of the Comanches that gives us a new picture of Native American history, as well as the...

Motives for the Colonisation of America

During the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, Europeans developed the technology and ambitions which would be the foundations for colonisation throughout the British...

A Brief History of Lake Sturgeon in Menonminee and Ojibwe Culture

Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) is an ancient fish species that is native to North America. It is a large, cartilaginous fish that lives at...
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Sequoyah and the “Talking Leaves”

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