www.usgenweb.com and www.ncgenweb.us/cherokeereservation/ that gives the background of the Oklahoma territory and how the government tried to move all the Indian tribes from the east there to make room for more new American settlers. The Cherokees of Bertie County, North Carolina were given the choice to assimilate into the white culture or move to Indian territory. The families we are tracing are from NC and named Wm. Newton Bryant and David White families. They both came to Texas by way of IIlinois and Missouri for land and freedom from persecution of the US government.