George Lowery

Major George Lowery

Lowery was the Second Chief (Assistant Chief) of the Eastern Cherokee, and was a cousin of Sequoyah. He served as Assistant Chief under Principal Chief John Ross from 1843 until 1851.

He was born at Tuhskegee on the Tennessee River about 1770, and died October 20, 1852 at the age of 82. He is buried in Tahlequah City Cemetery. Lowery is credited with many accomplishments in his life, and fought in the War of 1812 and was a member of two Cherokee Constitution Conventions (1827 and 1839).