posted on November 24, 2010 and updated on November 24, 2010
This is a story my great-grandfather has passed down.When he was 19yrs. old in 1898 he was riding thru the country side in Oklahoma territory.He came upon a young indian boy(about 10yrs. old) who was very sick and had a broken leg.So he took the the boy home and doctored him untill he was O.K. to travel.My great-grandfather could talk the language of the boy but the boy would not tell him who he was or were he belonged.So,the boy was taken to a known camp in the area and this was the place he belonged.He was a son of the chief.The boy was very ashamed for having been thrown from his horse and been “captured” by the white man.This boy and my great-grandfather became close friends.They also became blood brothers.My great-grandfather had a scar on his fore-arm that he said is were he was cut.This boy died around 1905.I have lost the boy’s name thru time.My great-grandfather’s name was William Holley.He was an indian school teacher untill he left the area in 1906.