Contributed by Corsby1
Description: A Double DuelDate: March 29 1902
Newspaper published in: Tucson
TWO HALF-BREEDS AND TWO WHITE FARMERS
Add Another Chapter to an Old Feud – One Died and One is Seriously Wounded
Guthrie, March 28. – Early today a pitched battle occurred between two half-breed Indians, George and John Curtis, and two farmers, James Smith and William Thompson, near Minco in the Choctaw nation. The latter were preparing to plant corn when the Indians appeared heavily armed and began firing. The fire was returned by the farmers and the battle continued for some time, both parties shooting from ambush. Smith was seriously wounded and George Curtis died from his wounds. The fight was the result of an old feud of two years ago, when John Curtis killed the brother of William Thompson and shot this same Smith in the abdomen and arm. No arrests have as yet been made.