System of written characters to express all sounds of the Cherokee language. It was invented by Sequoyah, Cherokee chief in the 19th century. He thought the power of the white people originated in their use of 'symbols'. This written language was used to write down the Cherokee constitution and other laws, and to publish a newspaper Phoenix, Georgia. The tribe was driven to the west by president Jackson. Yet, the script is still being taught in Tahlequah in Oklahoma.