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Devil's Lake Ike, A Notorious Western Desperado; Recently Captured and Hung
Devil's Lake Ike, A Notorious Western Desperado; Recently Captured and Hung
TitleDevil's Lake Ike, A Notorious Western Desperado; Recently Captured and Hung
Date of Original1881-07-16
DescriptionPortrait of man wearing hat. Accompanying article states he was caught and hung in western Dakota, assume this would have been western North Dakota.
Ordering InformationConsult: http://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/duplication-services
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Criminals
Hangings
Personal NameDevil's Lake Ike
LocationNorth Dakota
United States
Decade1880-1889
Item NumberFolio 102.PeD48.1
Format of OriginalLithographs
Dimensions of Original9 x 7 cm.
Publisher of OriginalLederer & Fox
Place of PublicationNew York (N.Y.)
Transcription"Devil's lake Ike. This has been a disastrous year for thieves, burglars, robbers, road-agents and all of that ilk and we are glad to present the portrait of another outlaw who has 'passed over.' 'Devil's Lake Ike' has long been a terror to the peaceful citizens of the British possessions and Northern Montana and Dakota Territories. He has committed almost every known crime and made horse stealing and the robbing of stagecoaches, travelers and ranches a business. Although older in years, he bade fair to out-do in crime the notorious Bill LeRoy, for he had committed at least twenty-five murders in cold blood. Having made the northern country too hot for himself, he, with the dangerous 'Grass-hopper Sandy, ' came down into western Dakota. Here in attempting to escape the danger that he deserved he ran into it. One afternoon while attempting to 'hold up' a discharged soldier of his pony and valuables they were both captured after a desperate struggle and made prisoners. The next day they were met by a larger party of frontiersmen who were engaged in rounding-up cattle, when 'Ike' and 'Sandy' were immediately recognized, and in spite of all protests were soon dangling from the limb of a cotton-wood. Thus the good work goes on and soon the country will be free from all of their kind." - Accompanying text.
NotesTitle from caption with image.
Artist unknown.
Ill. in: National Police Gazette, July 16, 1881, p. 5.
No other sources found relating to Devil's Lake Ike, Grasshopper Sandy, and event.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionDakota Lithographs and Engravings Collection Folio 102
Collection Finding AidConsult: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/6673
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (Folio 102.PeD48.1)
Rights ManagementImage in public domain.
Languageeng;
Digital IDrsL00122
Original SourceLithograph
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