Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Sequoyah's Cabin - Sallisaw, Oklahoma
I've devoted some attention over the last couple of days to the remarkable story of Sequoyah, one of the greatest scholars of the 19th century. Sequoyah, as we've discussed, was the man who invented the Cherokee Alphabet, the only written language ever developed by a Native American tribe.
If you are interested in learning more about the real life of this phenomenal man, one of the best places to do so is at Sequoyah's Cabin, a truly beautiful historic site just north of Sallisaw, Oklahoma.
Maintained by the Oklahoma Historical Society, the site preserves the little log cabin where Sequoyah spent the last two decades of his life. In addition, on the grounds are the iron kettle that he once used to make salt, a stone-walled well that he built, a very nice statue and a visitor center built from logs cut and dressed in part by Sequoyah himself.
The cabin itself is beautifully restored and is housed inside a memorial building built during the Great Depression.
To learn more, please visit www.exploresouthernhistory.com/sequoyah1.