Beginning Cherokee by Holmes & Smith is the first book written for use in teaching Cherokee to English speaking people. Beginning Cherokee is an in-depth study and convenient source book on the Cherokee language and its syllabary.
Beginning Cherokee by Ruth Bradley Holmes & Betty Sharp Smith teaches the rudiments of the Cherokee language, the native tongue of about 20,000 Americans, most of whom speak it only as a second language. Cherokee has had several recognized dialects in the past. The two main dialects today are the North Carolina and the Oklahoma; this book uses the Oklahoma dialect. It will help everyone, whether Cherokee or not, to understand that Indian people are contemporary people with an enduring heritage. The Cherokee language frames an outlook and an intellect that can contribute much to civilization in the future, as it has in the past.
316 pp: illu. SC
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