There are MANY Bryant's on the native american lists.....both Cherokee AND Choctaw.
This story ABSOLUTELY could be true. Many babies have been found abandoned, leaving them to be cared for by others, when whatever situation they were in, wouldn't allow them to either raise the child or tell anyone about it.
If you want to PM me, I'll help you look up Bryant in the Catalogs if you get stuck.
But, go to: SEARCH
The drop down arrow will take you to CARD CATALOG (click on that option)
Then, in the KEYWORD search box, type in Cherokee...it will bring up all the , catalogs to search in. You'll need to search all since they are not filed together.
Once you get somewhere, you can go to website to look up that person's name (closest to who you think it is) and it will show all people who are registered to that member.
Wishing you good luck!