“Sequoyah is the most famous Cherokee of all time, a figure that’s literally larger than life. But other than his creation of the Cherokee writing system we know almost nothing about him. We don’t know what he looked like, his creation of the Cherokee Syllabary is shrouded in mystery; we don’t even know where and how he died. There are some people who think he didn’t even exist. Searching for Sequoyah means we’re trying to find the man behind the myth. In the process we’ll be visiting with some modern-day Sequoyahs, people who are working to preserve his legacy and the Cherokee language.”
– Dr. Jace Weaver, Director of the Institute of Native American Studies at the University of Georgia.