Daniel Masse Interview, February 14, 1988


Daniel Masse


Jon Jerome Warman



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Daniel Masse talks with Jon Jerome Warman about his early life in the military abroad as well as his political activism in Missoula and the surrounding area after he returned to the states. He remembers the absolute poverty and fear of citizens in Japan and Germany where he served and traveled shortly after World War Two. He then transitions into speaking on his work in local politics in Missoula in the 1970s. He details his time in leading Citizens against Mansfield in order to retain gun rights, as well as his struggle in court about the state encroaching on his property for public works projects. He also recalled working as a part of the Posse Comitatus, an armed citizen-organized militia, which advocated for the rights of citizens to arrest citizens as well as operate as a checks and balances system to local sheriff’s offices.


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Document Type

Oral History


Citizens against Mansfield; Gun control legislation; Gun rights advocates; Vigilantes; Vigilante militias; Militias, Montana; Montana conservative movement; World War, 1939-1945; Mike Mansfield; Missoula, Montana; United State military service; Armed militia movement

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Montana Politics and Politicians Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-MissoulaMontana Poli

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 195-001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (17 p.: 28 cm.)

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audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:02:11 minutes

Local Filename

OH_195_001.mp3; OH_195_001.pdf

Daniel Masse Interview, February 14, 1988