Last Stand of the Texas Cherokees: Chief Bowles and the 1839 Cherokee War in Texas

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On July 16, 1839, more than 700 Texas Cherokees and allies from a dozen other Indian tribes made their final stand against a force of more than 900 Texas Rangers, Texas Army soldiers and Texas Militia volunteers. The Battle of the Neches was the largest conflict ever fought between Native Americans and Texans. The Cherokees were led by 83-year-old Chief Bowles, who had tried in vain to secure clear land title rights for his people in East Texas from both the Mexican and Texas governments. Author Stephen L. Moore traces the ...

Last Stand of the Texas Cherokees: Chief Bowles and the 1839 Cherokee War in Texas 2015, RAM U.S.A., Publications and Distribution

ISBN-13: 9780981899152

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