The Montana vigilantes, 1863-1870 : gold, guns, and gallows / Judge Mark C. Dillon.

Historians and novelists alike have described the vigilantism that took root in the gold-mining communities of Montana in the mid-1860s. This book examines the subject through the prism of American legal history, considering the state of criminal justice and law enforcement in the western territorie...

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Online Access:Electronic book from JSTOR
Main Author: Dillon, Mark C.
Format: eBook
Published:Logan : Utah State University Press, [2013]
Table of Contents:
  • All that Glitters Is Not Gold
  • The Rise and Dominance of the "Fourteen-Mile City" at Alder Gulch
  • The First Factor Leading to Vigilantism in the Region : The Absence of Police, Prosecutorial, and Judicial Authority
  • The Second Factor Leading to Vigilantism in the Region : The Value of Gold and Silver
  • The Third Factor Leading to Vigilantism in the Region : The Insecure Means of Transporting Wealth
  • The Murder of Nicholas Tiebolt and the Trial and Execution of George Ives
  • Formation of the Vigilance Committee
  • The Hanging Spree Begins
  • The Bloody Drama Moves from Bannack to Virginia City
  • The Establishment of a Territorial Court at Alder Gulch
  • Vigilantism Migrates North to Helena, 1865-70
  • The Power of Reprieve and the Execution of James Daniels
  • Normative Due Process and Trial Procedure in the Criminal Cases of 1860s Montana
  • Due Process and Procedure : Vigilante Arrests and Trials
  • Due Process and Procedure : Vigilante Sentences
  • Postmortem Echoes of Times Past
  • Conclusion.