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Granny Pulsey, Choctaw, with her two adopted sons on the porch of their home.  Granny was a small girl when she came from Mississippi to Oklahoma in the 1820’s.  “She was proud of her home near Gerty, Hughes County, and took the orphan lads shown in this picture to raise as her own sons.  When Granny was nearly a hundred, one of the boys shot at a bird but missed and shot Granny in the side.  She died almost at once, but she gave forgiveness to the heartbroken lad before she breathed her last.”, Undated

 Item — Box: Photo B-30, Item: 46

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Black and white copy prints of Choctaw Indians, including studio protraits, the Choctaw Lighthorse, schools, and tribal government officials. The collection also includes photographs of participants in the Choctaw conflict known as the Locke-Jones War or the Antlers War, along with scenes of the towns of McAlester, Antlers, and Ti, Indian Territory. Hobert Otho Boggs Manuscript Collection also in repository.


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Restrictions on Access

Open for public research.


From the Collection: 54 items (54 items)

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Repository Details

Part of the Western History Collections Repository

630 Parrington Oval
Room 300
Norman Oklahoma 73019 United States