alkhemy design

Surface Design Studio

Cherokee Syllabary by ᏣᏉᏯ

I like the fact that people thought Sequoyah, the inventor of the Cherokee Alphabet, was practicing witchcraft as he was creating the symbols for the 86 sounds in the language. It took him twelve years and twice he started over. ( once because someone burned his cabin down… ) yea. for real. In February of 1828, the Cherokee Phoenix became the first newspaper printed in an indigenous american language and is still used today to teach and preserve the Cherokee language.