We are following the Eastern Band of Cherokee Guidelines and the TN Pledge Guideline for the safety of our staff and visitors. We will reopen on Monday May 18 at 9am. We will be closing daily at 4 pm. We are limiting to 15 people inside the building at a time to allow for social distancing.
THE STORY OF SEQUOYAH
Sequoyah (c. 1776-1843)
Never before or since, in the history of the world, has one man not literate in any language, perfected a system for reading and writing a language.
Visitors to the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum will experience the life of the man Sequoyah – father, soldier, silversmith, statesman and creator of the Cherokee writing system. At the center of the story the deeply personal quest of Sequoyah’s single-minded concentration on solving the mystery of the “talking leaves.” He spent those years in near isolation, facing down social derision and tribal suspicion, enduring family rebellion, and believing – almost alone – that he could create a written language for the Cherokee.