Sequoyah and the Cherokee Syllabury

Charlie Rhodarmer talked about how and why Sequoyah created his own writing system for the Cherokees called a syllabury, which is a series… read more

Charlie Rhodarmer talked about how and why Sequoyah created his own writing system for the Cherokees called a syllabury, which is a series of symbols that represent sounds. He was interviewed at the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2011 LCV Cities Tour” in Knoxville, Tennessee, on October 3-7 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Sequoyah and the Cherokee Syllabury

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Location:
Vonore, Tennessee, United States
First Aired:
Oct 29, 2011
Last Aired:
Oct 31, 2011

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  • Oct 29, 2011 | 12:53pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 30, 2011 | 5:52am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 31, 2011 | 1:52am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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