Sequoyah’s Cabin Museum

Photograph courtesy of Sequoyah’s Cabin Museum

Sequoyah’s Cabin Museum has opened a new exhibit, “Sequoyah’s Last Journey,” at the historic landmark near Sallisaw.

The exhibit offers a closer look at Cherokee migration in pre-statehood Texas, as well as later attempts by individuals to discover Sequoyah’s final resting place. It features excerpts from an 1845 Cherokee Advocate article, detailing the perilous journey that Sequoyah embarked on to Mexico in 1842, as described by one of his fellow travelers.

Sequoyah is a celebrated linguist who created the Cherokee syllabary in the early 1800s, a written form of the Cherokee language that is still in use today. His cabin, located on Highway 101 northeast of Sallisaw, was built in 1829 and has been maintained to appear as it did two centuries ago. The cabin and the land it sits on was Sequoyah’s final home and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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