Vigilante Victims Montana's 1864 Hanging Spree

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Vigilante Victims Montana's 1864 Hanging Spree

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The authors relate the gripping stories of twenty-one lynching.  Among the victims were Buck Stinson, Ed Ray, Bill Bunton, Red Yeager, Whiskey Bill Graves, and the notorious Boone Helm, accused of murder and cannibalism.  Before their fated appointments with the gallows, many of the victims had participated in historic events, but not all of their activities were heroic; their collective exploits include one of the most ingenious prison escapes in the annals of western history.

The stories provide several surprising revelations about the vigilantes.  Montana's 1864 turmoil, the authors contend, was no simple combat between good and evil, but a struggle for power.  And the lynched men were not the only victims of this highly controversial struggle; both western history and the national conscience suffered a loss.

Authors: R.E. Mather &  F.E. Boswell

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