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Thomas Amos

Thomas Amos was from McCurtain Co. He lived at Eagletown. I understand that he was sherriff in 1887. He shot an Indian man named Pero in front of the Eagletown school. The date was April 29, 1887. He had a dead or alive warrant for this man for harboring fugitives who had excaped from prison. He and his brother-in-law Washington Hudson were ambushed in November 1887 by this man's brother-in-law and they both died. I understand these men were tried and one died by commiting suicide in jail. His father-in-law was Judge James Hudson who was the Ex-Officio Superintend of the school. There is a chapter in the book "My Experience with Indians" by John James that talks about this. John James was the school teacher from 1884-1888 and he wittnessed the shooting.


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