With this award, Oklahoma honors the Native American leader Sequoyah, for his unique achievement in creating the Cherokee syllabary. Sequoyah chose eighty-five symbols to represent all spoken sounds of the Cherokee language. In so doing, he created a way to preserve his people’s language and culture. (https://www.oklibs.org/page/01Sequoyah)



2021 Children´s Sequoyah Nominees


Sequoyah past lists and Winners