This is a 26 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on the notorious family feud between the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s through the key figure, Devil Anse Hatfield. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
William Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield was one of the main figures in the infamous Hatfield-McCoy feud of the late 1800s. His family had been some of the early settlers in the Tug River Valley, of KY and WVA. Most of the Hatfield’s lived on the WVA side and the McCoy’s lived on the KY side. The feud began in 1882 when Hatfield's brother was murdered and he had the 3 McCoy’s responsible killed. He was indicted for his role in these crimes, but never was tried. The feud lasted from 1863-1891.
The “official count” of the deaths during the feud were: 4 Hatfield’s killed. 4 supporters killed. 7 McCoy’s killed. The feud got so bad that it caused a national outrage. the federal and states governments had to intercede. The feud has entered the American folklore lexicon as a metonym for any bitterly feuding rival parties. More than a century later, the feud became synonymous with the perils of family honor, justice, and revenge.
As time went on the feud became a source of embarrassment for the surviving families. Much has been done by both families to erase this dark period of their past.
On June 14, 2003 in Pikeville, KY, the McCoy cousins partnered with Reo Hatfield of Waynesboro, VA, to declare an official truce between the families. Reo Hatfield said that he wanted to show that if the 2 families could reach an accord, others could also. He had said that he wanted to send a broader message to the world that when national security is at risk, Americans put their differences aside and stand united: "We're not saying you don't have to fight because sometimes you do have to fight," he said. "But you don't have to fight forever."
June 14, 2003, Governor Paul Patton of KY and Governor Bob Wise of WVA signed proclamations proclaiming Hatfield and McCoy Reconciliation Day. The agreement was signed by more than 60 descendants during the fourth Hatfield–McCoy Festival. Since that time both families continue to work diligently for the peace.
The presentation covers the following:
Marriage & Family
Stolen Pig Case
First Blood Shed
Love Story Gone Bad
Love Story Continued
Trial & Execution
Bounty Hunters Arrive
Devil Anse Escapes
Death & Legacy
Casualties & Afterthoughts
Attempts to Reconcile
Official Truce Declared
End of Presentation
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... Gangsters, Outlaws & Feuds.