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

By Dale Raugust

"The appeal of the sentence of Sha-poon-mash for murder."

Source: Walla Walla Statesman, November 14, 1863.

Synopis: The court appointed attorney for Sha-poon-mash appealed the finding of guilty to the Territorial Supreme Court.

Text: “In the case of the Nez Perce Indian, Sha-poon-mash, tried at the April term of the District Court for the murder of Varble, found guilty and sentenced by the Court at the October term to be executed on the 20th instant, we learn, officially, that his counsel have taken an appeal on it to the Supreme Court.”

Transcribed by: Dale Raugust