Legal Executions in the Western Territories, 1847–1911

Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming


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About the Book

This reference work contains details of all the crimes resulting in executions in the fifteen western American territories. For each territory, entries are arranged chronologically and entered under the name of the condemned. Each entry provides the date, location, background and actions of the crime; details of the trial and execution of sentence; and references to the crime and execution in contemporary newspapers.

About the Author(s)

R. Michael Wilson has been researching and writing about the history of the American West for more than a decade. A retired law enforcement officer, he is the author of numerous books on crime and capital punishment. He lives in Henderson, Nevada.

Bibliographic Details

R. Michael Wilson
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 228
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4825-8
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5633-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

Introduction      3

Arizona      9

Colorado      56

Idaho      67

Kansas      80

Montana      81

Nebraska      98

Nevada      100

New Mexico      104

North Dakota      146

Oklahoma      149

Oregon      152

South Dakota      157

Utah      164

Washington      176

Wyoming      193

Addendum      205

Bibliography      211

Index      213

Book Reviews & Awards

• “A substantial contribution”—H-Net Reviews

• “A wonderful encyclopedic reference—a must for libraries and scholars interested in the Old West…a treasure trove”—True West

• “This book is an important resource for anyone interested in outlaw-lawman history in the Old West…a book to read…endlessly fascinating”—Wild West History Journal

• “The author has done a good job of documenting their information and presenting the information in a readable format”—ARBA

• “A good resource”—The Annals of Iowa