"Black Cat Thicket," which most of us have heard about, was inhabited by the
Black Cat Indians. Chief Black Cat was their leader. They were a friendly
tribe; their wigwams were in the densest part of the thicket. They made
baskets and trinkets of different kinds, which they traded to the white
people. After the country began to settle up and game became scarce, they
moved to the Indian Territory. Later, horse thieves and robbers used the Black
Cat Thicket to hide their loots. It was so dense; it made a good hideout.