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Zeke

Zeke Proctor—outlaw turned lawman.

Zeke Proctor was a hard man, living in the Cherokee Nation in the 1870s. He was responsible for several killings. He was being tried for one of them in 1873 when a firefight broke out. Eleven men died, including eight officers of the US marshals service. Proctor likely killed some of them himself before escaping into the back country. Ironically, two decades later Zeke was appointed a deputy U.S marshal.

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