Sam Houston's history with the Cherokees... He befriended them, accompanied them on delegations to Washington, married a Cherokee wife and was accepted as a citizen of the Cherokee nation. He was named The Raven.
The Cherokee Indian Reservation is located on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is the home of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. These Indians are descended from those who fled to the rugged heart of the Smokies to avoid the removal to Oklahoma.