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Title The banditti of the prairies, or, The murderer’s doom!!: a tale of the Mississippi Valley
Author Bonney, Edward
Date 1850
Document Type Rare Book
Names Davenport, George; Hodges, Stephen; Hodges, William; Long, John; Long, Aaron; Young, Glanvill; Fox, William; Birch, Robert; Baxter, John
Region Mississippi; Illinois
Places Rockford, Nauvoo, Rock Island
Keywords murder, robbery, Mormons, violence, outlaw, jail
Theme Outlaws, Vigilantes and the Law; The Imagined West
Publisher Edward Bonney
Place of Publication Chicago
Additional Information From the Colton Storm catalogue: "Edward Bonney, the private detective who tracked down the murderers of Colonel George Davenport published this account. Some members of the band were Mormons or claimed sanctuary in Nauvoo. The band terrorized the upper Mississippi Valley from 1843 to 1848"
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana
Reference Graff 351
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue