By Althea Bass
“He is smart; he has whatever to say. allow us to name him ‘A-tse-nu-sti,’ the messenger.” this is often the tale of Reverend Samuel Austin Worcester (1798-1859), “messenger” and missionary to the Cherokees from 1825 to 1859 less than the auspices of the yank Board of overseas Missions (Congregational). considered one of Worcester’s earliest accomplishments was once to set Sequoyah’s alphabet in sort in order that he and Elias Boudinot might print the bilingual Cherokee Phoenix. After removing to Indian Territory, he helped determine the Cherokee recommend, edited via William Ross, and issued almanacs, gospels, hymnals, bibles, and different books within the Cherokee, Creek, and Choctaw languages. He served the Cherokee in different roles, together with these of preacher, instructor, postmaster, criminal consultant, physician, and organizer of temperance societies. His tale is the Cherokee tale, and within the foreword to this re-creation, William L. Anderson discusses Worcester’s lifestyles one of the Cherokee.