Speakers of the endangered Cherokee language are trying to preserve it

By Ava Pukatch

Outside the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Sequoyah, the creator of the Cherokee alphabet, is honored by a sculpture carved into a tree (Ava Pukatch/Carolina Connection)

The Cherokee language in North Carolina is at risk. Fewer than 200 speakers remain in the state, and they’re concerned it could be lost forever.

Ava Pukatch has more on efforts to revitalize the Cherokee language.


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