Sequoyah Leadership Circle

Sequoyah Leadership Circle - $75,000 over five years

Sequoyah is the only person to have independently created a written language. The son of an English trader and Cherokee mother, his English name was George Gist. He was born in the Cherokee town of Tuskegee on the Little Tennessee River. Sequoyah was a silversmith by trade, and in 1825 he moved to the Cherokee Territory in Arkansas.