Talking Leaves: I am Cherokee, We are Cherokee
Talking Leaves: I am Cherokee, We are Cherokee (16” x 24”)
By Native American Artist Weeya Calif
The Cherokee people honor Sequoyah for creating the written language for the people. He saw the settlers with their newspapers and written documents. He called this the talking leaves. He realized the Cherokee people needed a written language to go with their oral language. He created the syllabary. Today, this written language is used by all Cherokee Nations both federally recognized and state recognized.