American Folk Figure. He was a simple Creek Indian who lived near Henryetta, Oklahoma, and became the "Richest Indian" when oil was discovered on his land allotment in 1912. In 1920 he was "kidnapped" by a white woman and married the same day. For years before and after his death he was the center of legal battles concerning his money and made headlines across the country. In 1923 to get away from Oklahoma officals his wife moved him to a mansion in Los Angeles where he died in 1934.