Back in Time

Talking Leaves

Season 8 Episode 1 | 27m 53s

When Europeans settled in the new world, many Indians noticed the newcomers could communicate through writing. Most believed it was sorcery, but Sequoyah created a system of writing the Cherokee language. Soon, more Cherokees could read and write than the white settlers. The story of Sequoyah, the man who invented the Cherokee syllabary and unraveled the mystery of the “Talking Leaves.”

Aired: 11/08/18

Rating: NR

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