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Alikchi Court Grounds

The Red River Journey

 
 
Alikchi Court Grounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. Alikchi Court Grounds Marker
Inscription.  Located in the southeastern corner of Oklahoma in McCurtain County, the Alikchi Court Grounds served as the site of the last execution carried out under Choctaw law in 1899.

William Goings was convicted of murdering Indian Deputy Sampson Goings in 1897. Although he was sentenced to death after his conviction, it was not until 1899 that the sentence was actually carried out. The US federal courts were trying to establish jurisdiction in Indian Territory during this time, and the execution was actually in violation of their attempted intervention.

Alikchi is "Medicine Man" in the Choctaw language.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law EnforcementNative AmericansScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 35° 29.619′ N, 97° 29.82′ W. Marker is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker can be reached from Nazih Zuhdi Drive west of North Laird Drive. Marker is part of the Red River Journey pathway, which is on the grounds of the Oklahoma History Center. Touch for map. Marker is at
Alikchi Court Grounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. Alikchi Court Grounds Marker
Marker is on the far left.
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or near this postal address: 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City OK 73105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Towson (here, next to this marker); Expedition of Bernard de la Harpe (here, next to this marker); Steamboat Heroine (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Steamboat Heroine (here, next to this marker); Miller County Controversy (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Fort Towson (a few steps from this marker); Jones Plantation (a few steps from this marker); Kiamichi River (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 7, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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