James "Curly Jim" Silkoewoyeh, circa 1892


This file appears in: The Murder of Officer Robert J. Rusk
James "Curly Jim" Silkoewoyeh, circa 1892

Curly Jim has been credited with leading authorities to those responsible for the murder of Officer Rusk in 1886. In 1877, Curly Jim helped white settlers in Spokane Falls retreat from a band of hostile Nez Perce warriors.


This file appears in: The Murder of Officer Robert J. Rusk