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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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Se•quoy•a

or Se•quoy•ah

(sɪˈkwɔɪ ə)

n.
1770?–1843, Cherokee Indian, credited with the invention of a syllabary for writing Cherokee.
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Noun1.Sequoya - Cherokee who created a notation for writing the Cherokee language (1770-1843)Sequoya - Cherokee who created a notation for writing the Cherokee language (1770-1843)
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International Resource News-April 11, 2018--Continental Who's Who honours Sequoya Cross
Desiree Maring, Bridget Marney, Samuel Marney, Javier Martinez, Cale Mask, Omar Maya Lopez, Brandon Mayberry, Sequoya McCary, Maggie McCausland, Emma McClain, Patrick McGarry, Dakota McKeithen, Elizabeth McNeil, Juan Mejia, Kelsey Meng, Hannah Metcalf, Kenan Mitchell, Jordan Moch, Emily Mogstad, Carina Montalvo, Evelyn Montoya, Danny Moore Jr, Daniel Morales-Orozco, Sarai Morelos Morales, Kailee Morrison, Makayla Mosegard, Haley Mugleston, Robin Nagy, Audel Nava-Rivera, Kalli Nelson, Daylon Newport, Riley Newton, Nataly Rivera, Oanh Ngo, Rebekkah Nute, Conner O'Brion, Lucille Osborn, Gabriela Oseguera Serra, Dillon Outka, Edgar Padilla Ruiz, Ericka Palacios, Dylan Parks, Mason Peckels-St.
Some of the sponsors and speakers--Hypertherm, Timberland, Sequoya Technologies --already had initiatives that have been featured in NH Business Review's joint initiative with NHBSR, "Just One Thing."
The project installed a traffic light at a highly trafficked intersection at the entrance to Sequoya High School, a Cherokee language charter school, and an early childhood development center, all operated by the Cherokee Nation.
Her fiction has appeared in Sequoya Review and Potomac Review.
In July 1901, in direct response to the Court's decision, he created the Sequoya League.
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The second thing one learns is that there is no settled spelling of his name (given as Sequoia, Se-quo-yah, Seequoyah, Sequoya, S-si-qua-ya, [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.], etc.) or his English name.
The six friends in question are editor, conservationist, and founder of the Audobon Society George Bird Grinnell; founder and principal force behind the Indian Rights Association (IRA) Herbert Welsh; Sequoya League founder Charles F.