The Choctaw-Apache Tribe of Ebarb is the second largest in the state. The tribe holds an annual Pow Wow the 1st weekend in May, and it is quite an entertaining as well as enriching event.
The Tribe is essentially 21 families strong, and according to tribal records, 13 of the tribe's families were associated with the mission and presidio of Los Adaes. After being forced by the Spanish crown to move from Los Adaes to San Antonio in 1778, the families made their way back as close as east Texas and resettled the abandoned mission at Nacogdoches. It was only a matter of time before those families and eight others resettled their ancestral lands on the east side of the Sabine River in what was to become Sabine Parish between 1835 and 1870.
Today, there are 1100 enrolled members who still live within a 15 square mile area that has been home to many since before first European contact in the 1720's. Across the country, another 1600 non-resident members live from coast to coast and from border to border.
For more information, visit the Choctaw-Apache Tribe website.