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By Charles M Robinson III, Richard Hook

Within the 1840s, gold had formally been stumbled on in California, and plenty of males made their approach out West looking for riches. The early mining camps have been risky locations filled with violence and crime. legislation 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 progressively more humans headed out West, and plenty of new cities sprang up, a extra professional approach of legislations was once wanted. From the times of the California Gold Rush to the killing of invoice Tilghman, the final of the normal frontier lawmen, this publication discusses the boys that formed legislations and order within the 'Wild, Wild West'.

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The fin es, in fact, were n othing mo re th an a "sin tax " that brought reve n ue for th e co u nty. In Tombstone , prostitution was initi ally co nfine d to a saloo n distri ct along Allen and Fremont Str eets, but in 1882 th e restri ctions were lifted . The town council, interested in bo ostin g Tombstone as a major mining ce n te r rath er th an a pl ace to raise a fam ily, recognized th at a well-developed syste m of bordellos was an integral part of a pred ominantly male busin ess environment.

T he ot hers, see ing th e fu tility of resistance , h ad su rre ndered . Like Clu m 's Apa ches, McGillycuddy's Oglalas had p ro ved themselves. 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.

At th at signal, 22 officers leveled th eir rifles at Geron imo and his men . Altogether th ey face d 80 policemen awaiting th e co mmand to o pen fire. Clum took Geronimo's rifle and handed it over to Tauel clyee . Beau fo rd disarmed six o ther ch iefs. The rest of them laid down th eir arms. T he first Ge ro nimo ou tbre ak was over, and had been quelled by the Apac hes th emselves. On th e No rt he rn Plain s, efforts on th e Sioux and Cheye n ne reservations to organize a system simi lar to Clum's be gan after the close of th e Great Sioux War of 1876-77.

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