Friday, December 10, 2004

NATIVE NEWS: Cheif To Get Justice 150 Years in the Making

For those of my fellow bloggies who, like me, like to stay up on Native News:

Seeking justice for the chief: 150 years later, Leschi will get a retrial

Cheif Leschi was found guilty of murdering a soldier in the Washington Territorial Militia during an ambush. He became the first person in the new Washington Territory to be executed when he was hung in 1858.

The conviction has long been controversial, with many arguing the Nisqually tribal chief was a victim of racial prejudice and scapegoating. This week, nearly a century and a half after his death, Leschi will get a retrial.


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