Vigilantes went too far with murder of suspected rustler

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Everyone thought John Hawk was stealing cattle, and he refused to talk about it. So one night, a group of cattlemen snuck into his camp and assassinated him — and were shocked by the frontier community's response. (Lostine River, Wallowa County; 1881) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1310d-john-hawk-murder-by-vigilantes.html)

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