The Dallas Morning News
April 29, 1893
Shot While Asleep
An Aged Choctaw Assassinated at His Home in the Nation
Caddo, I. T., April 28- Pete Intolubby, an aged Choctaw, living about four miles east of this place, was murdered this morning at his home while in bed asleep. He and his 12-year-old son were sleeping just outside of the door. The boy was awakened about 3 o’clock by the firing of a gun. Upon looking up he saw two men with Winchesters pointed at his father. As they fired their second shot the boy ran off while the assassins kept at their bloody work. It is supposed there were eight shots fired into his head.
The boy was questioned and gave what was supposed to be good evidence, but upon investigation by Indian Police Ed Bohanan it was thought to be incorrect.
The dead man was a law-abiding citizen and so far as know, had no enemies.
May 31, 1893
Caddo, I.T., May 30- Gov. Jones held an inquiry meeting here yesterday to investigate the killing of Intolubbie and Moses, Choctaw Indians killed in this county a short time ago. The matter had been reported to United States Indian Inspector Faison as a political trouble. A number of affidavits were presented and as far as the inspection has gone the statement that it was political is shown to be without foundation.
Note: Another account of the shooting says that he was known in the area as “Uncle Pete”. It is difficult to determine exactly which Peter Intolubee this refers to since there were at least two, and probably others, in the area. One Peter Intolubee was a deputy sheriff of Blue County in 1871. His father, also named Peter, was a captain of the Choctaw Light Horse. And one Peter Inlotubee appears many times in the local court records as a defendant, witness, and juror. But even given the dates, this could have been an uncle or cousin. I would assume that if the Peter who was shot had been a former officer it would have been mentioned.
Petit jurors….Peter Intolubee
August 18, 1887
Peter Intolubee, witness Case 34, paid $13
Peter Intolubee, witness Case 10, paid $13
April 5, 1892
Wilburn King vs. Peter Intalobee
May 2, 1892
Edward Emerson, Case 168, Welton King vs. Peter Intolubee