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Indian Pioneer Papers - Index

Indian Pioneer History Project for Oklahoma
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Name: Ashley W. Guffey
Post Office: Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Vol. 4, p. 218

 .....I recall the death of Jeff ARCHER, who was killed by an Indian, a son of Legus PERRYMAN, one time Chief of the Creek Nation, and brother of George Perryman.  This Indian went into Archerís store to buy some shells for his pistol, and he was given these by Archer.  He tried to load his gun but, being drunk, he couldn't do it, so Archer told him he would load it for him, which he did.  The Indian, being drunk, decided the next thing to do, was to shoot his pistol, which he did firing it across the counter and hitting a can of powder, which exploded.  Perryman was blown across the house and killed instantly, but Archer lived about a week before he died.

 When I went to Tulsa George Perryman lived where the Court House now stands, which is the Northeast corner of 6th and Boulder.  He had a good house for that day.  He hauled the lumber from Coffeyville, Kansas, with which to build the house.  His brother, Legus Perryman, had a house across from George, about where the Medical Arts building now is.

Submitted to OKGenWeb by Joan Case <lcase@manti.com> 02-1999.