Sequoyah and his talking leaves a play about the cherokee syllabary by wim coleman and pat perrin illustrated by siri weber feeney this is a childrens book about sequoyah s si qua ya and his creation of a cherokee writing system or syllabary. Sequoyahs talking leaves introduction there are many different versions of the story of sequoyah and his syllabary but most point to sequoyah as the creator of the written cherokee language the syllabary is not an alphabet rather each symbol stands for a syllable in the cherokee language. However nobody did as much as the man known as sequoyah observing and analyzing the newcomers and their talking leaves sequoyah decided that creating a system that would allow his people to communicate and transmit their own stories and messages might help prevent the assimilation and the loss of cherokee culture. Sequoyahs invention of a written cherokee language is retold as a short stage play prolific nonfiction writers and husband and wife team coleman and perrin re create the story of native american metalsmith sequoyah who fascinated by the white mans talking leaves fashions a syllabary not an alphabet despite the misgivings of some of his people. Tive marks on paper referred to as talking leaves sequoyah understood the value of the writ ten word and the passion and magic that can be derived from it he saw the potential that it could offer to his tribal culture sequoyah became obsessed with his work developing a cherokee written language despite criti cism from family and
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