"The Sam Houston & Chief Bowl (Duwali) Statue (AKA "The Treaty")
This statue is located on the south side of Main Street just east of the square. On February 23, 1836 Sam Houston (1793-1863) and Cherokee Chief Bowl (ca. 1756-1839) signed a treaty granting land rights to Native Americans in East Texas. However the Republic of Texas refused to honor the treaty in 1837 and war broke out between the Texans and local tribes. For more information see the detailed biography of Bowl in the Texas Handbook Online. Artist Michael Boyett (1943-2015) created this bronze sculpture which was dedicated on June 7, 2003. Please note: Sculptor Michael Boyett also designed the Charles Bright Foundation funded 2013 statue "The Gateway" located in front of the Nacogdoches CVB.