Women’s Cherokee syllabary watch available in February

BY STAFF REPORTS
01/18/2013 02:23 PM
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – The Cherokee Nation Gift Shop will introduce its Cherokee language-faced ladies watch just in time for Valentine’s Day.

According to a Cherokee Nation Businesses press release, the watch uses the written Cherokee language as its face and “is a shining expression of the tribe’s culture.”

“This one-of-a-kind watch is another way we’re working to promote Cherokee culture to a modern audience,” Principal Chief Bill John Baker said. “Continuing to use the Cherokee syllabary is an important part of preserving our history and language.”

The watch will feature a silver body and band as well as a silver dial with the tribe’s logo and seven-pointed star. Around the dial will be the syllabary markers in the Cherokee language.

The watch will sell for $85 and will be available for purchase at the Cherokee Gift Shop Tahlequah, Cherokee Art Gallery Hard Rock and online at CherokeeGiftShop.com.

The Gift Shop continues to sell the men’s watch displaying the Cherokee language, but in limited supply. Along with the new watch, the Cherokee Nation continues to increase Cherokee language-based retail items, the release stated.

“This winter, Cherokee Nation introduced hooded sweatshirts featuring the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University logos in the Cherokee language.?The Cherokee Nation Gift Shop features a wide selection of Cherokee and Native American art including authentic baskets, sculptures, paintings, jewelry and more,” the release stated.

Cherokee merchandise includes distinctive Cherokee-branded apparel such as Cherokee Nation ‘Osiyo’ T-shirts, books along with historical and genealogical literature, authentic jewelry, cultural CDs and other materials and Cherokee gifts like distinctive dolls, pins and Pendleton blankets. Much of the merchandise is available on the website.

For more information, call 1-877-779-6977 or visit CherokeeGiftShop.com.
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ᏓᎵᏆ, ᎣᎦᎳᎰᎹ. - ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᏣᎳᎩᎯ ᎠᏰᎵ ᎠᏓᏁᏗ ᏩᏩᎯᏍᏗ ᏗᏓᎾᏅᎢ ᏗᏣᎳᎩ ᏗᎪᏪᎵ ᎠᏂᎨᏯ ᏧᎾᏢᏍᏙᏗ ᏩᏥ ᎤᏓᎷᎸᏭ Valentines Day.

ᏣᎳᎩᎯ ᎠᎨᎵ ᎯᏃ ᏗᎦᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁᏗ ᎬᏂᎨᏒᎢ ᏳᏅᏁᎸᎢ . ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᏩᏥ ᏕᎪᏪᎸᎢ ᏗᏣᎳᎩ ᏗᎬᏗ ᎥᎿ ᏩᏥᎢ ᎦᏚᎢ “ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᎤᎾᏥᏍᏓᎷᎩᏍᎩ ᎬᏂᎨᏒᎢ ᏱᎬᏁᎯ ᎾᏂᎳᏍᏓᏢᎢ ᏂᏧᎾᏛᏁᎸᏍᏔᏅᎢ .”

“ᎯᎠᏃ ᎤᏩᏌ ᎥᏝ ᏄᏓᎴᎢ ᏩᏥ ᏐᎢᏃ ᎨᏒᎢ ᏙᎩᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁᎭ ᎬᏂᎨᏒ ᎢᏦᏨᏁᏗᎢ ᎠᏂᏣᎳᎩ ᏂᏧᎾᏛᏁᎸᏍᏔᏅᎢ ᎪᎯᏴ ᏥᎩ ᏣᏁᎭ ,” ᎢᎬᏱᎢᏃ ᎦᏙᎩ ᎤᎬᏫᏳᎯ ᏫᎵ ᏣᏂ ᏗᎦᏚᎲᏍᎩ ᏄᏪᏎᎢ ᏂᎬᏂᎯᎵᏐᏭ ᏓᏅᏗᏍᎬᎢ ᏗᏣᎳᎩ ᏧᏃᏴᎩ ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᎤᎵᏍᎨᏗᏃ ᎠᎾᎵᏏᏅᏗᎲᎢ ᏄᏍᏛ ᏗᎩᎶᏒᎢ ᎠᎴ ᎦᏬᏂᎯᏍᏗᎢ .”

ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᎤᏩᏥ ᎠᏕᎳ ᎤᏁᎦ ᎢᏳᏍᏗ ᎨᏎᏍᏗ ᏂᎬᏗᏓᏅᎢ ᎠᎴ ᎧᏢᏍᏛᎢ ᎾᏍᏊ ᎠᏕᎳ ᎤᏁᎦ ᏕᎪᏯᏛᎢ ᎠᎴ ᎾᏍᏊ ᎠᏂᎳᏍᏓᏢᎢ ᎤᎾᏤᎵᎢ ᎦᎵᏉᎩ ᏃᏈᏏ . ᎥᎾᏃ ᏕᎪᏯᏛᎢ ᏕᎦᏕᏍᏓ ᏗᏣᎳᎩ ᏗᎪᏪᎵ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏣᎳᎩ ᎦᏬᏂᎯᏍᏗ ᎬᏗ .

$85 ᎠᏕᎳᎭ ᏚᏂᎬᏩᎶᏕᏍᏗ ᎤᏩᏥ ᎠᎴ ᏲᏩᎯ ᎨᏎᏍᏗ ᎥᎿ ᏣᎳᎩ ᎠᏓᏁᏗ ᏩᏩᎯᏍᏗ ᏗᏓᎾᏅᎢ ᏓᎵᏆ . ᏣᎳᎩ ᏧᎾᏟᎶᏔᏅᏅᎢ ᎬᏂᎨᏒᎢ ᎢᏳᏅᏁᏗᎢ ᏍᏓᏲᎢ ᏅᏯ ᎠᎴ ᎾᎿᎢ CherokeeGiftShop.com . ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᎠᏓᏁᏗ ᏗᏓᎾᏅᎢ Ꮟ ᏓᏂᎾᏕᎪᎢ ᎠᏂᏍᎦᏯ ᏧᎾᏢᏍᏙᏗ ᎬᏂᎨᏒᎢ ᏱᎬᏁᎯ ᏣᎳᎩ ᎦᏬᏂᎯᏍᏗᎢ, ᎠᏎᏅ ᎦᏲᏟᏭ ᏚᏂᎭ . ᎾᏍᎩᏭ Ꮎ ᏗᏤᎢ ᏩᏥ ᏓᏠᏯᏍᏓ, ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᏣᎳᎩᎯ ᎠᏰᎵ ᏂᎬᏂᎯᎵᏐᏭ ᎠᏂᏁᏉᎬᎢ ᏣᎳᎩ ᎦᏬᏂᎯᏍᏗᎢ , ᎾᏍᎩ ᎢᏳᏍᏗ ᎤᏂᏃᎮᏓ ᏗᏂᏃᏣᎵᏍᎩ .

ᎯᎠ ᎪᎳ , ᏣᎳᎩᎯ ᎠᏰᎵ ᏚᏂᎾᎠ ᏧᎭᎨᏗ ᏗᎿᏬᎢ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏕᎦᏃᏣᎵᏍᎬᎢ ᎦᎸᎳᏗ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗᎢ ᎣᎦᎳᎰᎹ ᎠᎴ ᎣᎦᎳᎰᎹ ᏍᎦᏚᎩ ᎦᎸᎳᏗ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗᎢ ᏧᏂᏃᏣᎵᏗ ᏣᎳᎩ ᎬᏗ ᏗᎪᏪᎵ . ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᏣᎳᎩᎯ ᎠᏰᎵᎢ ᏗᏓᏁᏗ ᏗᏓᎾᏅᎢ ᎤᎪᏗ ᏧᏓᎴᏅᏗ ᎤᏂᎿᎠ ᏣᎳᎩ ᎠᎴ ᏅᏁᎯᏴ ᎤᏃᏢᏅᏅᎢ ᏔᎷᏣᎢ,ᎦᏙᏆᎳ ᎪᏢᏅᏅᎢ ᎬᏗ , ᏧᎾᏟᎶᏍᏔᏅᏅᎢ, ᏗᎵᏰᏑᏙᏭ ᎠᎴ ᎤᎪᏗ ᎪᎱᏍᏗ ᏧᏓᎴᏅᏓ ,” ᎤᏂᏃᎮᏓ ᏗᏂᏃᏣᎵᏍᎩ .

ᏣᎳᎩ ᎠᏓᎾᏅᏗ ᎠᏠᏯᏍᏓ ᏧᏓᎴᎿᎢ ᏣᎳᎩ-ᏧᏤᎵ ᏗᎿᏬᏬᎢ ᏣᎳᎩᎯ ᎠᏰᎵ `ᎣᏏᏲ` ᏗᎪᏪᎵ ᏗᎿᏬᏍᏗ, ᏗᎪᏪᎵ ᎠᎴ ᏗᎬᏩᏠᏯᏍᏗ ᎤᏪᏘ ᎧᏃᎮᏢᏅᎢ ᎠᎴ ᎠᏂᏏᏓᏁ ᎧᏃᎮᏢᏍᎩ , ᏗᎵᏰᏑᏔᏬ CDs ᎠᎴ ᏧᏓᎴᏅᏓ ᎪᎱᏍᏗ ᎬᏔᏂᏓᏍᏗ ᎠᎴ ᏣᎳᎩ ᏗᏓᏁᏗ ᎠᎴ ᏗᏁᏟᏙᏗ , ᏗᎪᏪᎶᏗ ᎠᎴ ᏗᎧᏁᏍᏗ ᏗᏰᎦᏟ . ᎤᎪᏗ ᎦᎾᏗᏅᏗ ᏴᎪᏩᏔ ᎾᎿ ᎠᏏᎳᏕᏫᏒᎢ .

ᏲᏚᎵᎠ ᎤᎪᏗ ᎠᏕᎳᎰᎯᏍᏗ ᏩᏟᏃᎮᏗ ,1-877-779-6977 ᎠᎴ ᏩᎪᎵᏰᏗ CherokeeGiftShop.com.

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