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The Giant Sequoyah
by kg cummings

Thursday, August 12, 2010
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factual...


If

you

think of a

giant sequoia

you may only

think of a tree

You should know

it was named for a man

a phenomenal Cherokee

He was born about 1760

in eastern Tennessee

to a highly respected family

Known for their knowledge

of religion, and tribal history

A silversmith by trade

a task before himself he laid

In 1809 he had a fascination

With a new way of communication

introduced by whites invading his nation

It took 12 years to pen 86 symbols

based on Cherokee word syllables

Anyone speaking the language could read

and write, after learning what they mean

This Cherokee’s aim was to record

ancient tribal culture in permanent form

Sequoyah

is the

ONLY

person in

History

who has

developed

a writing

system

single

handedly

Mighty is the giant sequoia/Sequoyah

 

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Reviewed by Mike Kresan (Reader) 8/12/2010
You have such a way with words, your thoughts and your beautiful talent. I see how your books are so captivating, Great write
Mike
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/12/2010
Uniquely structured and very informative; I love trees and have been fortunate to have planted hundreds over the years. Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by D Johnson 8/12/2010
Wow, Kathy, haven't seen you in a while and you come back with this 'gem'...great work.

Cheers,
Dan
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/12/2010
Love the verses in this shape-poem, Kathy; very well penned and presented! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/12/2010
Great lesson and a wonderful history...also enjoyed the tree format.
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