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Peter Conser Home

Peter Conser Home

The Lighthorse were the mounted police force of the Five Civilized Tribes—the only law enforcement in the Choctaw Nation during Indian Territory times. Inside the house, everything is arranged very much as if Peter and family had just left. Papers available at the Peter Conser Home related how Choctaw lawbreakers would be told to come at the time of trial, and if convicted, would be sent home to make preparations for their punishment.

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