Sequoyah is best remembered for his remarkable feat of creating a Cherokee syllabary that allowed his people to read and write their own language. Klausner's detailed account includes discussion of Sequoyah's role during the Trail of Tears journey, the forced removal in 1838 of the Cherokee nation from Georgia to what became Oklahoma. Her evenhanded portrayal shows the criticism and ridicule Sequoyah endured from his people while developing the syllabary and discusses the disagreements among Cherokee leaders over leaving their homeland. Black-and-white illustrations include portraits of Sequoyah by different artists and a photo of his log house in Oklahoma. A detailed map is provided, along with an afterword describing the significance of Sequoyah's contributions and how his memory has been honored. Also included are lists of places to visit and further resources. This is a solid work with many applications for study.