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Execution of Silan Lewis, November 5, 1894, Choctaw.  Lewis was executed for the shooting of Joe Huklotubby.  On back of photo:  “When time arrived – after two stays of execution – Lewis presented himself to be shot.  Took off his shoes and prayed.  Two deputies held him as he knelt on a blanket.  Lyman Pulsey stood ten steps away and shot out a white spot of damp flour on Silan’s breast.  Wife threw herself upon the dying man.  Lewis was a member of the Insurgents who opposed statehood.”  Photograph is very poor., 1894 November 5

 Item — Box: Photo B-30, Item: 51

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.


  • 1894 November 5


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