In February of 1836, the revolution in Texas was troubled as Santa Anna and 6,000 Mexican troops marched toward the Alamo to crush the ill-equipped Texas army and their fledgling government. Sam Houston, a leader of the Texas revolution needed the guarantee of Indian neutrality in order to focus his army’s attention on the fight
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Duwali (Chief Bowles) Monument
In 1820, Duwali, Chief Bowles, led a group of Cherokee to settle in Texas. The Cherokee were welcomed by the Spanish and later the Mexican governments. During the Texas revolution in 1836, the Cherokee forged an alliance with Sam Houston, the first president of the Republic of Texas, and were granted land reserves in East