Cherokee Messenger by Althea Bass. "He is wise; he has something to say. Let us call him 'A-tse-nu-sti,' the messenger." This is the story of Reverend Samuel A. Worcester (1798-1859), "messenger" and missionary to the Cherokees from 1825 to 1859 under the auspices of the American Board of Foreign Missions (Congregational). One of Worcester's earliest accomplishments was to set Sequoyah's alphabet in type so that he and Elias Boudinot could print the bilingual Cherokee Phoenix. His story is the Cherokee story, and in the foreword to this new edition, William L. Anderson discusses Worcester's life among the Cherokees. University of Oklahoma Press, 1996. Softcover, 348 pp.