National Council for History Education, March 22, 2014


The “Wild Bill” Hickok Trial, Frontier Justice, and the Rule of Law

Session will explore rule of law in the American West through the 1865 trial of “Wild Bill” Hickok, accused of shooting and killing Davis Tutt; and the connections between the real life trial and the myths of the American West, gunfighters, and frontier justice. 

Session Materials:

"Wild Bill" Hickok Trial and the Rule of Law
Documents related to 1865 trial
Missouri Digital Heritage collection