Cherokee Words from 1888 Primer Spoken

Cherokee primer

In 1821, Sequoyah created the first Cherokee alphabet.  He used 85 characters to represent sounds in the Cherokee language.

Reverend Chamberlin procured a printing press and printed hymnals and other books in Cherokee, beginning before the removal and continuing after.

Part of Reverend Chamberlin’s collection, a Cherokee pictorial book printed in 1888, shown above, is being digitized as part of a larger Cherokee manuscript digitization project at Yale University.

By clicking on the Slate Voice “soundcloud” link above the primer pages on their webpage, you can hear Tom Belt, a Native Cherokee speaker, read the series of vocabulary words in Cherokee from this primer.

Hat tip to Steven for sending this site my way.

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About robertajestes

Scientist, author, genetic genealogist. Documenting Native Heritage through contemporaneous records and DNA.
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One Response to Cherokee Words from 1888 Primer Spoken

  1. Susi Pentico says:

    Roberta, This is great news, I had heard some one did this but never located it.

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