An Unlucky 13 Years It took a long time to catch up with two Indian Territory killers.

James Arcine and William Parchmeal—both Cherokee—happened upon traveler Henry Feigel near Fort Gibson, Indian Territory on November 25, 1872.  The pair decided to rob him. Arcine beat Feigel to death with a rock, but the take wasn’t worth it: they found only 25 cents on the body.

The case remained unsolved for 13 years until lawmen uncovered new evidence. Arcine and Parchmeal were tried in Judge Isaac Parker’s court at Fort Smith. They were found guilty of murder and hanged on June 26, 1885.

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