At their capital in New Echota, Georgia, the Cherokee people, with the help of missionary Samuel Worcester, established a printing office and published the Cherokee Phoenix. Edited by Cherokee Elias Boudinot, the Phoenix was printed in the Cherokee language and English and was the first Native American newspaper published in the United States. The goal of the newspaper was to gain public support for the Cherokee nation at a time when they were under increased pressure to give up their sovereignty or move west. The newspaper was published until 1835 when their printing press was confiscated by the Georgia Guard.
Cherokee Phoenix. New Echota, Thursday February 28, 1828. Vol 1, No.2.