Sequoyah

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Sequoya
color lithograph after an 1828 portrait by Charles Bird King (1785-1862)

Se·quoy·a

or Se·quoy·ah  (sĭ-kwoi′ə) Also called George Guess. 1770?-1843.
Cherokee scholar who developed a system of transcribing the Cherokee language.
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Noun1.Sequoyah - Cherokee who created a notation for writing the Cherokee language (1770-1843)Sequoyah - Cherokee who created a notation for writing the Cherokee language (1770-1843)
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The Cherokee syllabary (a kind of alphabet) was invented by a Cherokee scholar and chief named Sequoyah (aka George Gist).
More often, historians identify his father as George Gist, a German peddler, or as Nathaniel Gist, a friend to "I-Cannot-Tell-A-Lie" George Washington.
In late life he called himself George Guess, George Gist, and George Guest.