Tom Starr led a criminal clan in Oklahoma.
Tom Starr’s Cherokee father signed the treaty that forced the tribe to move to the Indian Territory. For that, opponents killed James Starr in 1845. Tom then became a guerrilla fighter, hunting down those who murdered his father before being pardoned by the tribe. During the Civil War, he supported the Confederate raiders of Quantrill and Bloody Bill Anderson. Post-war. Tom led a criminal enterprise of rustlers, robbers, bootleggers and killers. His son was outlaw Sam Starr, his grandson robber Henry Starr. Tom died peacefully in 1890 at age 77.