Cherokee. The Cherokee syllabary was invented by a member of the Cherokee nation named Sequoya around 1821. Sequoyah simply took the shape of some English letters and assigned new syllabic values to them. The other signs do not resemble any English letter, and therefore were likely invented by Sequoya. Location: Americas > North America. Time:1821 CE to Present. Direction: Left to Right.
My children are very young so I just emphasize that there is a diversity of beliefs among the various tribes. Whenever possible, I use the tribe names when looking at specific artifacts or images. The idea that natural objects possess power is fairly universal among traditional cultures but the specific practices vary widely. Materials felt yarn and/or embroidery floss beads feathers (optional) thick embroidery needle (these are blunt and big enough for little hands)