Join experienced attorney John Davis for The Trial of Tom Horn for an examination of the conviction of Tom Horn. Author Davis demonstrates how this trial marked a major milestone in the hard-fought battle against vigilantism in Wyoming and presents every twist and turn of a fascinating trial. His account illuminates a larger narrative between the power of wealth and the forces of law order. Participants will come away with an understanding of what an enormous challenge to democracy vigilantism was in early Wyoming and how the fight against willful cattle barons shaped the history of the state.
Join experienced attorney and author John Davis for The Scourge of Vigilantism in early Wyoming. Davis explores how and why the suppression of vigilantism was crucial to the creation of a true democracy in Wyoming. Government cannot be said to be of the people, by the people and for the people when lawless gunmen hold the ultimate control. Davis, author of four books addressing various iterations of vigilantism will examine the challenges for law enforcement and the impacts on our heritage.