Who developed the first system of writing in Cherokee?

A Cherokee named Sequoyah finished the system of writing in Cherokee in Arkansas in 1821.

Sequoyah neither spoke nor wrote English, but he had an idea of the power of writing: “I thought that would be like catching a wild animal and taming it.”

His alphabet had a character for each of 86 Cherokee syllables.

The system spread quickly among Cherokees across the country.