Nacogdoches in Nacogdoches County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
sculpted by Michael Boyett
Nacogdoches residents, Sam Houston, Adolphus Sterne, and William Goyens, represented Texas in the negotiations, with Chief Bowles representing the Indian tribes. When the time came to sign the treaty, General Houston and John Forbes represented Texas, and Bowles, Cherokee Chief, spoke for the Indian tribes. Houston and Bowles were longtime friends and highly respected by one another and their peoples as leaders and men of integrity. Houston had become a member of the Cherokee nation, and many years before was given the title "The Raven", meaning "good luck". These men were warrior leaders who had proved their courage on the battlefield. Houston was the newly-commissioned commander of the army of Texas and Bowles, though over 80 years of age, was war chief of not only the Cherokees, but also the other 12 tribes represented.
Erected 2003 by Historic Nacogdoches, Inc.
Location. 31° 36.09′ N, 94° 39.03′ W. Marker is in Nacogdoches, Texas, in Nacogdoches County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Lanana Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. The statue and marker are located in Eugenia Sterne Park. Marker is in this post office area: Nacogdoches TX 75961, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eugenia Sterne Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Bivouac and Banquet for The New Orleans' Greys (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Adolphus Sterne (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Haden Edwards (about 600 feet away); Oak Grove Cemetery (about 700 feet away); John S. Roberts (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles Standfield Taylor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Texas Stagecoaches, C.S.A. (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nacogdoches.
Also see . . . Bowl (Chief Bowles). Biography of Chief Bowles in the Handbook of Texas online, which mentions the Treaty of 1836. It says the he was "peace chief" of the Cherokees and that the treaty was later invalidated by the Republic of Texas. (Submitted on May 2, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
Categories. • Military • Native Americans • Notable Events • Notable Persons • Settlements & Settlers • War, Texas Independence •
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