Choctaw-Apache Tribe of Ebarb

Choctaw-Apache Tribe of Ebarb

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.