Originally a French territory in the Midwest, Indiana became a state in 1816. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, it had a perennial problem with vigilante groups and lynchings. The term White Caps is used to refer to several Indiana groups that lynched known and suspected criminals after the Civil War. The first famous incident involving the White Caps was the lynching of 10 members of the Reno Gang, which ended the gang's activities in 1868; the gang had begun its train robberies during the Civil War and ...

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