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[271] either flasks or pistols. On Consena threatening them with force they fired into his party, and a fight began. One of the deputy's friends was killed. The deputy was scratched, but managed to retreat. Tom Cox and Jack Doubletooth were both disabled by their wounds, and nearly twenty of the Cherokees were badly hurt.

The Pins turned out, swearing they would raze Vinita to the ground, converting their poor copy of a White hamlet into a real Indian camp. They have not done so yet. The feud is likely to go on, until the causes which produce it shall have ceased to act. Ross will not readily give up his power; nor will his chiefs give up their common property in the tribal lands.

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