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NECHES TRIBE-CHEROKEE NATION

109 Convention Boulevard
Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas 71901


We are not nor are we claiming to be part of the Oklahoma Cherokee Nation,or any other Cherokee Nation recognized By the Federal Government of the United States.

HISTORY OF THE NECHES

In the early 1800ís, division among the Cherokees occurred due to European immigration. Under the leadership of Sequoyah, Chief Bowles and Sam Houston, people wishing to maintain their traditional way of life moved to the Ozarks.

The Cherokee treaty with the Osage was nullified by the United States Government. A new treaty was made with Spain to occupy land along the Neches, Angelina and Trinity rivers. This was to be the new Republic of Texas, and was the origin of the Neches Tribe.

Conflict between the Cherokees and U.S. agents resulted in the Battle of the Neches. Chief Bowles was killed in that battle, and Sequoyah led the survivors to San Fernando, Mexico.

PRESENT DAY NECHES

In 1967, hurricane Beulah changed the the course of the Rio Grande river. Before the winds had died, there was a brand new 200 acre island in the middle of the river. The United States said the land belonged to Mexico. The Mexican government sold it to Chief Little Bird on Shoulder, a direct descendant of Chief Bowles.

Chief Little Bird on Shoulder then established the Cherokee Nation-Neches Tribal Headquarters on that island - named Los Indios.

Chief White Eagle was designated by the Council of Governors and Chief Little Bird on Shoulder to open trade centers in the Untied States beginning in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

We are now renovating a building in downtown Hot Springs National Park to be used as a cultural and trade center. This is in a prime location across from the Convention Center, one block from the Healing Hot Springs, and in the heart of the Arts Districts.

OUR GOAL , AS A PEOPLE, IS TO TEACH, LEARN, SHARE AND EXPERIENCE LIFE IN HARMONY.



We are now accepting Donations in the form of Funds, Land, Computer Eqipment and Other Supplies.

THE LONGHOUSE TRIBAL CENTER

In pursuit of our goals, the Tribal Center will offer:

    * Indian Arts and Crafts * Leather Goods * Silver Jewelry * Indian Sculpture and Paintings * Arrowheads * Beadwork
    * Natural Health and Beauty Center * Customized products and treatments for hair skin and nails * Aromatherapy massage
    * Our Restaurant * Native American dishes * Daily specials * Baked goods * Gourmet coffees and teas * Juices and smoothies
    * Cultural Events * Seasonal Feasts * Entertainment * Festivals * Cultural information
    * Classes and demonstrations * Flint knapping * Silversmithing * Herbal Beauty and Healthcare * Native American Dance * Drum Making * Horseback riding

See Hot Springs actions against the Cherokee-Neches People


A letter from Chief White Eagle

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