The Cherokee Phoenix
The Cherokee Phoenix
   A notable achievement of the Cherokee Nation was publication of the first American Indian newspaper, The Cherokee Phoenix.
In 1826, the Council approved the construction of a printing office to be built in the center of town.
The press used type cast in the Cherokee alphabet invented by Sequoyah.

View a copy of the newspaper here

Read the entire story here.

 “Whole Indian Nations have melted away like snowballs in the sun before the white man’s advance…     

Chief Dragging Canoe


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