Sequoyah (1767–1843), inventor of the Cherokee syllabary; Major Ridge (1771–1839), Cherokee leader and grandfather of the first Native American novelist; John Ross (1790–1866), Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. Thomas McKenney, History of the Indian tribes of North America (Philadelphia, F.W. Greenough, 1838-44). The Hotchkiss School Special Collections.
Cherokee perspectives on Indian removal