Today@Sam Article

Sam Houston The Cherokee Citizen

Nov. 25, 2020
SHSU Media Contact: Emily Binetti

At a time when many people in society thought Native Americans were savages, General Sam Houston lived with the Cherokee Indians twice in his life. That kindred spirit connection led to Houston becoming a strong advocate for the Native Americans and their rights.

A preserved document in the Sam Houston Memorial Museum’s collection from 1829 formally certified Houston as a citizen into the Cherokee Nation with all rights and privileges.

Museum Curator Mikey Sproat shares more on Houston's unique life in two worlds.

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