you should probably contact the oklahoma historical society.
there are two projects that might help you:
i know that many of these stories are told from a non-native perspective. still, the historical information may be good background. many of these have links to other resources that might be helpful to you.
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (OK) (Images of America) by Donovin Arleigh Sprague (Mar 5, 2007)
amazon.com has this book.
pioneer papers – interviews with residents about life and times
this resource is alphabetical by surname.
maybe this resource would help you too:
fort smith criminal records
you should ask about historical newspapers:
1) your public library interlibrary loan program
2) oklahoma historical society
3) oklahoma state archives
chickasaw genealogy archive center Tribal Library
Phone: (580) 310-6477
Fax: (580) 559-0773
1003 Chamber Loop, Ada, OK 74820
send mail to: P.O. Box 1548, Ada, OK 74821
oklahoma newspaper and archives search. some of these resources may be available through interlibrary loan/public library.
suzanne hamlet shatto