The Texas Cherokee were a branch of the Cherokee who had lived in our ancestral homeland in the Southeastern United States. In 1839, the Cherokee were forced on the Trail of Tears to Indian Territory. More than 4,000 died before, during and after the journey as a result of this holocaust.
Led by Chief Bowles was also known as The Bowl, or Diwali, the group consisted of about 220 people who were , hunters, domestic manufacturers, and other occupations sufficient to form a community in the chosen land. A large number of them were Chickamauga Cherokees, who felt non-Indians had taken advantage of them.