It’s Complicated! Zeke Proctor and the Goingsnake Affair

The largest non-military battle in the American West occurred 150 years in the Cherokee Nation. Often told as a tale of a Western gunfight, the battle at the Whitmire School on Peacheater Creek in the Goingsnake District was a much more complicated affair. It was a jurisdictional conflict between the Cherokee Nation and the United States Federal Court in Fort Smith. Who is to blame for the bloodshed is still debated and a recent Supreme Court ruling had reignited the jurisdictional conflict once again. Hear the complicated story for yourself!

One thought on “It’s Complicated! Zeke Proctor and the Goingsnake Affair

  1. Appreciate the Going Snake Affair. I have collected info on Chief Joseph Van from Spring Place, GA, who then built Spring Place in Cherokee Nation before his death in a steamboat race.

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