William Augustus Bowles
Bowies Involvement in the American Revolutionary Era
"In December 1778 he landed at Pensacola, but missed the return boat back to his ship." Shortly after his return, he was dismissed for derelict of duty without trial.
He was stranded on the island for two years, joining the Creeks who visited the area. "He spent the next two years between the Florida gulf coast and the Creek towns on the Chattahoochee;" living a nomadic life; spending his time fishing, hunting, and working in a bakery.
Becoming A(n) Indian Familiar
- A Cherokee
- A Hitchiti Creek daughter of the prominent Chief Perryman
Bowles argued that the natives in the southeast were sovereign in the land that they lived, and were promised by treaty the ability to remain as lawful residents by Britain and Spain. "His idea of an Indian nation included all the tribes of the southeast, including the Choctaw and Cherokee."
The flag that Bowles carried would look more like this; the flag used in above is a patriotic flag, but it was the only one that represented what he did, and his envolvment in the American Revolution.