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Samuel Austin Worcester

Samuel Austin Worcester ( 1798 - 1859 ), Missionary to the Cherokees, printer, prisoner, preacher, and translator. He was called "A-tse-nu-sti" which means "The Messenger". He brought to the people education, the ability to write their own language by using the symbols of Sequoyah, and he published a newspaper in both languages. Because his teachings helped the Indians he was arrested. Worcester vs Georgia is the case that upheld the Cherokee as an independent Nation but was ignored by President Jackson. Worchester moved to Oklahoma before the "Trail of Tears" and established the "Cherokee Phoenix" newspaper. He always worked for peace among the people, and his life-long goal of translating the Bible into Cherokee.

Other Web Links Referencing Samuel Austin Worchester

The Worcester Family
The A Missionary Case@: Worcester v. Georgia
Samuel Worcester, Pastor, Missionary to the Cherokee Indians

 

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