Mr. Puckett spend most of his life working around the Oklahoma Territory. With his wife in ill health they traveled together over the Indian Territory and Oklahoma in hopes that she might regain her health.
Believing that his knowledge will be worth something to people seeking homes in the new country, he decided to put his memories into a book. When he speaks of any part of this country it is not hearsay, it is what he actually knew from his own experiences.
Mr. Puckett at the writing of this book, 1906, still owned a good farm twelve miles southwest of Vinita with over 300 acres.
- Early Cherokee History
- Creeks and Seminoles in Indian Territory
- Choctaws and Chickasaws in Indian Territory
- Quanah Parker, Chief of the Comanche
- Religion and Traditions of the Cheyenne
- John Segar, Big Man among Indians
- The Homeseekers Guide
- Two Braids, Ora Woodman
- The Battle of the Washita or Red Moon
- History of the Wichita Mountains
- Wash Robinson, a Noted Colored Scout
- James L. Puckett’s Story
Source: Puckett, J. L. and Ellen. History of Oklahoma and Indian Territory and Homeseeker’s guide. Vinita, Oklahoma, Chieftain Publishing Company, 1906.