To the Cherokee people, Zeke Proctor was a hero. Marshals Service, a murderer. He’s shown here, circa four years before an altercation that would lead to the largest single loss of life in the history of the marshals agency.
Jesse Chisholm, half-breed Cherokee trader who founded the route across Indian Territory into Kansas that became a famous cattle trail, the Chisholm Trail. (my great grandfather drove his cattle North along the Chisholm Trail from Yoakum, Texas)