Chitto Harjo, Creek Patriot


Photo (CC BY-NC-SA)

Grave here. Died April 11. 1911. Age 65. Called "Crazy Snake," he led against allotment of Creek lands. Fearing "Snake Uprising", U. S. deputies went to arrest Harjo who eluded them. He came away wounded, and died here in the home of a Choctaw, Daniel Bob.


Directions:

About 5 1/2 miles southwest of Smithville

Google Map
No Map Location Given
Google Maps | OpenStreetMap | Mapquest | Bing Maps

Pictures:

Photo (CC BY-NC-SA)

   

 

Reference to an on-site marker found in Chronicles Of Oklahoma Volume 38: Notes and Documents section (PDF):
CHITTO HARJO, CREEK PATRIOT: Grave here. Died April 11. 1911. Age 65. Called "Crazy Snake," he led against allotment of Creek lands. Fearing "Snake Uprising", U. S. deputies went to arrest Harjo who eluded them. He came away wounded, and died here in the home of a Choctaw, Daniel Bob.

Location of marker: In McCurtain County. about 5% miles southwest of Smithville, in the yard of the present R. E. Boyer home (Sec. 3, T. 2 S., R. 25 E.), just south of the big tree standing near the front fence.
Since this is a listing for an on-site marker from 1959-60, more research is needed to make sure marker is still there.

Other places listed in McCurtain County