The Treatment of Native Americans within the Frontier Judicial System, Walla Walla County
By Dale Raugust
"United States vs. Sha-poon-mash, United States District Court, First Judicial District, County of Walla Walla."
Source: Washington State Archives, Eastern Region, File No. 23
Subject: Native Americans on trial for murder in Walla Walla County
Synopsis: Sha-poon-mash was charged with murder. He was convicted but his Court appointed attorneys appealed the conviction to the Territorial Supreme Court which overturned the conviction and ordered a new trial based upon an improper instruction given by the judge to the jury.
Text: Link to Sha-poon-mash transcript