2017 S Proof Native American "Sequoyah" Golden Dollar $1
Honor Native American contributions with this low mintage series. This year commemorates Sequoyah, inventor of the Cherokee Syllabary.
Sequoyah adapted writing to the Cherokee language by devising symbols for each syllable. The Cherokee Syllabary gave birth to Native American journalism. The first American Indian newspaper, the Cherokee Phoenix, included editorials which embodied the Cherokees’ determination to retain their lands, news on activities of the Cherokee government, as well as relations with the federal and state governments. This written language helped create a dialogue between Cherokee Nation and the United States Government, and assisted in the preservation of interests, hopes and struggles of individuals during a unique time in our history.