In 1871, the disenfranchised natives of Texas, united to take a stand against the constant invasions of white man. While avoiding military forts they disrupted rail-lines, telegraphs, cattle herds, and burned cotton farms. Open warfare finally erupted in McClellan County with the partial burning of the town of Waco in early 1872. Raids and massacres occurred on both sides, until May 1872, when Mexico invaded Texas.
Mexico saw both Texian and natives as enemies and took the war to both hoping to smash their way to reclaiming lost territory. President Houston, being the son of an adopted member of the Cherokee tribe, sought peace with the native tribes and the Texas Congress was quick to agree, as they were losing both wars.
When the native leaders arrived in Abilene, Texas they were surprised to find an offer of equality. The native tribes be given equal rights, suffrage, their lands, and the ability to hold public office, if they became Texas citizens and followed Texas law. The Cherokee and Comanche saw the wisdom in this and convinced the other tribal leaders this would be for the best, and ensure the survival of all parties. Born was the Tejano-Indian Peace Accord, and the laws making the natives, women, and freedmen of Texas equal to the white man in all things.