What's the oldest book written by a Native American? In a language created by a Native American, of course. Specifically I mean any written publication in a invented written alphabet.

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    Firstly, what do you mean by "book"? Native American literature was originally largely an oral tradition, and even their first written literature might not have been what you'd call a "book". Secondly, what do you mean by a language "created by" a Native American? I assume you're not looking for books in constructed languages - do you mean a native American language? From my brief research, it seems much of their early written literature was in English.
    – Rand al'Thor
    Jan 30 at 9:32
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    I suspect this will be one of the lost Mayan codexes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_codices
    – b_jonas
    Jan 30 at 14:35
  • Sorry,I meant any written publication in a invented written alphabet. Jan 30 at 14:52
  • What do you mean by "invented written alphabet"? Aren't all written alphabets invented — Is there such a thing as an uninvented written alphabet? Or do you mean a written alphabet invented specifically for that Native American language, which may restrict the language to Cherokee or Cree.
    – Peter Shor
    Jan 31 at 22:15
  • Invented specifically for a Native American language. Jan 31 at 22:16

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