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

By Dale Raugust

"The sentence of Sha-poon-mash for murder"

Source: Walla Walla Statesman, October 24, 1863, 3:1

Synopis: Sha-poon-mash is sentenced to be hung by the neck until dead on November 20, 1863.

Text: “The Indian who was tried at the April term of the District Court and found guilty of the murder of Varble, near Lapwai, last November was sentenced on Wednesday, by Judge Wyche, to be hung on Friday, the 20th day of November.”

Transcribed by: Dale Raugust