Col. George W Harkins (c.1834 - 1890) MP

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Nicknames: ""Rawhide Orator""
Birthplace: MS, USA
Death: Died in Maytubby Springs
Cause of death: Heart disease
Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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'Col. George W. Harkins.

Col George W. Harkins was born in Mississippi circa 1835, Col George was the son of Capt. Willis John Harkins and Salina Folsom.

He moved to Doaksville , in the Choctaw Nation with the general emigration.

Colonel Harkins preferred living among the Chickasaw , and so left the Choctaw Nation, where members of his family were so prominent. His speach before the committee against the opening of Oklahoma to white settlement was copied by nearly all the principal papers in the Union, and secured for him the title of the "Rawhide Orator". In 1873 he was appointed superintendant of the Chickasaw board of education. In 1876 he became national delegate to Washington. Col George died Aug 1890 in Maytubby Springs, Choctaw Nation IT. at 55 years of age. Burried in Old Harkins Cemetary near Blue River IT. Col George married Mary Bynum they had four children George , Mary, Lucy and Charles

Leaders and Leading men of the Indian territory, page 254

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August 18, 1890
Age 56
Maytubby Springs