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‘Searching for Sequoyah’ details the life of a Cherokee legend on a personal level

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Post-screening Q&A


Watch the Pennsylvania State University post-screening Q&A with LeAnne Howe, Joshua Nelson and Julie Reed.


Sequoyah: ‘A story about triumph’

Sequoyah created a unique set of characters that developed the Cherokee syllabary. A new film takes a look at this legendary visionary.

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Joshua Nelson, Ph.D. appeared on RSU-TV (Rogers State University Public Television) to discuss “Searching for Sequoyah”

“Searching for Sequoyah,” is a documentary that attempts to trace Sequoyah’s journey from Indian Territory to Nacogdoches, Texas to Zaragoza, Mexico, and it’s set to air soon.

“Searching for Sequoyah” showing soon

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Searching for Sequoyah documentary distributed nationally by American Public Television to premiere on PBS stations in November, 2021.

“Searching for Sequoyah” documentary Producer/Writer LeAnne Howe new Director of UGA’s Institute of Native American Studies as film set to premiere in November, 2021.

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Brian D. King | Daily Press Ernestine Berry is the director of the John Hair Cultural Center and Museum. She has curated the “Missing Pieces” exhibit, which showcases the Cherokee syllabary. Berry is also an artist and sketched an image of Sequoyah.

UKB to preview “Searching for Sequoyah” film.

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“Searching for Sequoyah” documentary to explore his life.

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By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. One Feather Staff

Filmmakers with the “Searching for Sequoyah” documentary prepare to film an interview with UKB member Sequoyah Guess, second from right, about his familial namesake. Director James Fortier, far left, films while Guess tells Tribal Consultant and narrator Josh Nelson that he often felt pressure to live up to his name and considered changing it. BRITTNEY BENNETT/GCN

“Searching for Sequoyah” interviews UKB Member:

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Filmmakers interview descendants of Sequoyah

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