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Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC 9780762744534 Massacre at Wickenburg: Arizona's Greatest Mystery
Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC 9780762744534 Massacre at Wickenburg: Arizona's Greatest Mystery

Massacre at Wickenburg: Arizona's Greatest Mystery

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  • Vendor: Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC
  • Product Type: Book
  • Barcode: 9780762744534
  • Condition: New
  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: BOOK
  • Binding: paperback
  • Author: R. Michael Wilson
  • Publisher: TwoDot
  • Published: November 1, 2007
  • ISBN 13: 9780762744534
  • SKU: M8664
DESCRIPTION
The massacre at Wickenburg was one of the most notorious crimes committed in the Wild West--a story revealed in this book through a criminal investigation. November 5, 1871. A westbound stagecoach carrying seven men and one woman left Wickenburg in the early morning hours. At 8:00 a.m., six of the passengers were shot dead. One man and the lone woman, severely wounded, escaped into the desert. Debates raged over the identity of the murderous ambushers -- Indians? Mexican bandits? The two survivors? After a massive investigation, the U.S. Army concluded that a band of local Yavapai Indians were responsible, which led to a policy of "removal and concentration" that altered the fate of nearly every Indian in America's Southwest. Wilson, a longtime law enforcement officer who has spent decades researching 19th century crimes, presents the first book about this notorious crime and its resulting fallout.
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