Canku Ota

(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America

December 2, 2000 - Issue 24


Celebrating 172 years of Native American Journalism

Cherokee Phoenix

And Indian Advocate


In 1829, one year after the Cherokee Phoenix, the first Native American newspaper, was first published on February 21, 1828, Elias C. Boudinot, the editor, realizing that the issues faced by the Cherokeee people were virtually the same as the issues faced by other native nations, expanded the name to Cherokee Phoenix and Indian Advocate to reflect the expanding role of the publication as a model and an advocate for other native nations.

This is the inaugural issue of the Cherokee Phoenix and Indian Advocate, in honor of the first Native American and first bilingual publication in the Western Hemisphere.

When the forced removal on the Trail of Tears to Indian Territory was completed, utilizing the latter part of the name of the Cherokee Phoenix and Indian Advocate, the Cherokee Advocate in 1844 become the first newspaper in Indian Territory. We honor the originals-the Cherokee Phoenix, the Cherokee Advocate and the principal people-A-ni-yv-wi-ya-with the publication of the Cherokee Phoenix and Indian Advocate.

The Cherokee Phoenix and Indian Advocate



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