“The Ballad of Hardin Town”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1951 (Hempel, Annals of Iowa)
Keywords: homicide Indians(Am.) revenge prison punishment
Found in: US


"I'll tell you a tale of Ioway... about a crime in Hardin Town...." Barowner Thorne has betrayed an Indian chief's daughter. The chief seeks him out in the bar, but is shot by an unknown assailant. The chief's son kills a bar patron and goes to prison

Historical references


  1. Burt, pp. 136-137, "(The Ballad of Hardin Town)" (1 text)
  2. BI, Burt136