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Indian Pioneer Papers - Index

Indian Pioneer History Project for Oklahoma
Name: Annie Archer
Post Office: Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Field Worker:

...He (Jeff Archer) continued to operate in this business until October 29, 1894, at which time an Indian by the name of Andrew Perryman, a full-blood, came into Mr. Archer's store while drinking heavily and wanted to buy some ammunition for his revolver.  Mr. Archer refused to sell it to him while in that condition (they were very close friends) and asked him to come back when he was sober but Mr. Perryman refused and demanded that he sell him the shells and some little argument ensued.  During the argument, Mr. Perryman said he would kill him (Mr. Archer) and pulled his gun.  Mr. Archer caught hold of him to take his gun and in the scuffle, the gun was discharged, the bullet hitting a keg of black powder, causing it to explode, doing considerable damage to the store building and burning both Mr. Archer and Mr. Perryman.  Mr. Perryman died the next morning for the effects of his burns and Mr. Archer died on November 30th a month later...Andrew Perryman was the son of Legus Perryman who was about the last chief of the Creek Nation.

[NOTE: not a complete interview]

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