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By Charles M Robinson III, Richard Hook
Within the 1840s, gold had formally been came upon in California, and lots of males made their manner out West looking for riches. The early mining camps have been harmful areas packed with violence and crime. legislations and order was once wanted, and the Vigilante Committee grew to become the 1st geared up deliverer of justice in those turbulent new cities. As increasingly more humans headed out West, and lots of new cities sprang up, a extra respectable procedure of legislations used to be wanted. From the times of the California Gold Rush to the killing of invoice Tilghman, the final of the normal frontier lawmen, this ebook discusses the boys that formed legislation and order within the 'Wild, Wild West'.
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He eventually moved to New York, where he became a newspaper columnist, and died at his desk. (Kansas State Historical Society) Ben Thompson In looking back over gu nfig h ting lawm en, one name keeps cro p ping up, that of Yorkshire-born Ben Thompson. Only once did h e actually serve as a lawman , and th en only bri efly. Most of th e tim e h e was on th e opposite sid e , a part-time gu n m an , part-tim e gam ble r, and full-tim e reprobate. If Hi ckok was a d andy, Thompson was elegant. H e co uld be see n on Austin's Congress Avenue d ecked out in fro ck co at, vest, cravat, 31 silk topper, ca ne, and his eve r-p resen t revolver.
The Ranger commander, Ca pt. L. O glesby, pressed for aj ustice of th e peace , and , even without official sanc tio n, Roy seemed to fit the bill. On J uly 25, 1882, th e Rangers brough t him his firs t case , a man nam ed J oe Bell , who was charged with aggravated assault. Roy fo und h im gui lty, in au gurat in g th e popular im age th at he was a "self-appoin ted" judge. In fact, th at was his o nly case with out legal sa nction because , o n Aug us t 2, th e Pecos Co u n ty Co m m issio ners' Co urt form ally appo in ted him justice of th e peace.
Even tua lly, even Red Cloud grudgi ngly came arou nd. Perhap s th e m ost traumat ic co nfro ntatio n between Plain s In d ian officers an d th ei r fellow tribesmen ca me a t Sta n d ing Ro ck , North Dak ot a , o n Decem ber 15,1 890, in the mids t ofa Pan -Indian messianic m ovemen t kn own as th e Ghost Dan ce. Wh ether th e Ghost Dan ce ever was a se rio us threat is d ebatab le. But its nascent In d ian nati onalism , its calm ing influence over the ancie nt tr ibal hatreds th at had served th e gove rn men t so well in th e past , an d its p romise ofa world free of whi tes, was enoug h to co nvince federal officials that th e m ovement had to be quelled.
American Frontier Lawmen 1850-1930 (Elite) by Charles M Robinson III, Richard Hook