1860 (Circa) Cherokee New Testament - American Bible Society - First Edition 1860 (Circa) Cherokee New Testament - American Bible Society - First Edition

1860 (Circa) Cherokee New Testament - American Bible Society - First Edition

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NEW TESTAMENT. Light wear on spine, slight wear on edges of cover. speckled page edges. Sequoya, a Cherokee Indian (1760-1843) unable to read and write English, observed the white man's use of writing and, impressed with its importance, studied his own language and various alphabets for twelve years. The interesting alphabet which he produced was approved by the Cherokee chiefs in 1821 and at once put to wide use by the Indians. In 1829 the Gospel of St. Mark was the first complete book of the Bible to be printed in Cherokee. A translation of St. Matthew, chapters 11-27, had already appeared as a serial, week by week, in a paper called the Cherokee Phoenix. This was printed from a manuscript version of the New Testament made from the Greek by David Brown, a Cherokee. The present translation was made by S.A. Worcester, a Congregational missionary to the Indians, working with a Cherokee Indian named Elias Boudinot (his Indian name was Kalakina), so named after the first President of the American Bible Society. Bookseller Inventory # 000912

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