A Cherokee half-breed, about 23 years of age, little known among his people until December, 1842, when he distinguished himself by killing a man upon the Prairies, by the name of Merrett, an escaped convict from the jail at Van Buren, Arkansas, who with his brother was under sentence to the State Prison, had escaped, fled to the prairies where they carried on a sort of land piracy, robbing and murdering all travellers, whom chance threw in their power. [P. 13.]
Catalogue of Pictures, in Stanley and Dickerman's North American Indian Portrait Gallery; J.M. Stanley, Artist. Cincinnati: Printed at the "Daily Enquirer Office." 1846.