The historical figure, Sequoyah, made arguably the most significant contribution to Cherokee history - the creation of a syllabary. As a result, the Cherokee established The Cherokee Phoenix, the first Native American newspaper, in 1828. Sequoyah lived through a tumultuous and important era in Cherokee history, the time of removal to the west. The story of Sequoyah was written in the form of a novel because so little is known for sure of his life. And Robert J. Conley (1940-2014) was an idea author to write the story. He was the most distinguished and prolific enrolled Cherokee author, and the author of the only authorized history of the Cherokee people,
New York: St. Martin's Press, 2002. 217 pages. Hardback in dust jacket.