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The Treatment of Native Americans within the Frontier Judicial System, Walla Walla County

By Dale Raugust

"Territory of Washington vs. Stanislaus and Puk-el-pett-sa, United States District Court, first Judicial District, County of Walla Walla."

Source: Washington State Archives, Eastern Region Branch, File No. 119

Subject: Native Americans on trial for murder in Walla Walla County

Synopsis: Stanislaus was charged with the murder of a white man whose name was unknown to the Territory. Puk-el-pett-sa was charged as an accomplice for encouraging the murder. Stanislaus was found guilty and Puk-el-peet-sa not guilty.

Text: Link to Stanislaus Transcript