Friday, May 7, 2010
Why a Cherokee Museum in North Carolina? This is where the Trail of Tears started. And, in these same hills, those brave people who escaped forced exile from their lands hid, multiplied, and eventually fought in the white man's courts to retain reasonable rights to some of their lands.
Sequoyah is probably the most famous Cherokee for his invention of a written syllabary, alphabet and language of the Cherokee people.
The museum has the world best collection of artifacts. It publishes a journal and has educational outreach programs. More information can be found at: www.cherokeemuseum.org