National Flag of the Sovereign Cherokee Nation Tejas

Red - represents Valor
White - represents Purity
Blue - represents Honor
Green - represent Life
Blue panel above Red - Peace Status
* Red panel above Blue - War Status

(In 1839 we were driven, at gunpoint, from our East Texas homeland. We have remained "symbolically at war" with the Republic of Texas.)

Circle of Stars - symbolizes the Sacred Circle of Life, which is most dear and vitally important to indigenous people.

Large Central Star - representative of the "Oneness" of purpose of all the people of the Associated Indian Bands, to symbolically remind us of our obligation to our indigenous brothers, and to commemorate the past, recognize the present, and acknowledge the future leadership of the Sovereign Cherokee Nation Tejas:

Alabama Biloxi Cherokee Choctaw Others
Coushatta Delaware Ioni Kickapoo
Matauo Quapaw Shawnee Tachocullake

Open Wreath - to honor and commemorate our fallen Chiefs, Brothers, and Sisters who gave their lives in the 1839 battle with the Army of the Republic of Texas. It is a symbolic representation of the open Council of war, which must remain unclosed until all our land is returned to the people of the Allied Indian Bands.

Green on Wreath - to honor our friends, the people and the flag of the Republic of Mexico who referred to us as the "White Arabians" because of the turbans we wore instead of feather headdresses, and to acknowledge with deep and everlasting gratitude the sanctuary provided to some of our ancestors, the Lost Cherokees, by the people near San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

Suggested Readings

  • Brown, Dee A., Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee, Holt Rinehart and Winston, 1971.
  • Carr, Waggoner, Opinion and Memorandum to Texas Governor John Connally Concerning Cherokee Indian Claim Relating To Lands In Texas, State Archives, Texana File 294, Austin, Texas, 1964
  • Clarke, Mary Whatley, Chief Bowles and The Texas Cherokees, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma, 1971
  • Forman, Grant, Sequoyah, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma, 1977
  • Newcomb, Jr., W.W. The Indians of Texas, University of Texas Press, Austin, Texas 1961
  • Parker, Thomas V., The Cherokee Indians, Grafton Press, New York, New York, 1907
  • Pevar, Stephen L., The Rights Of Indians and Tribes, Bantam Books, New York, New York, 1983
  • Pierece, Earl Boyd and Strickland, Dr. Rennard, The Cherokee People, Indian Tribal Services, 1973
  • Schoch, Robert M., Ph. D., with Robert Aquinas McNally, VOYAGES of the PYRAMID BUILDERS, The True Origins of the Pyramids from Lost Egypt to Ancient America, Tarcher / Putnam, New York, New York, June 2003
  • Smith, Claude Clayton, Quarter Acre of Heartache, Pocahontas Press, Blacksburg, Virginia 1985
  • Starkey, Marion L., The Cherokee Nation, Alfred A. Knopk, New York, New York, 1946
  • Starr, Emmet, History of The Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore, Hoffman Printing Co., Muskogee, Oklahoma 1984
  • Van Every, Dale, Disinherited: The Lost Birthright of The American Indian, William Morrow and Co., New York, New York 1966
  • Winfrey, Dorman H., Battles of Texas, Texian Press, 1971
  • Wirt, Esq., William, Opinion On The Right Of The State Of Georgia To Extend Her Laws Over The Cherokee Nation, F. Lucas, Jr. Publisher, Baltimore, Maryland 1830

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