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February 16, 2018
A study published about a decade ago by School of Law Adjunct Professor and Reference Librarian Kelly Kunsch is referenced in a recent My Northwest article that examines Nisqually Chief Leschi’s conviction and execution for murder in the 1850s.
Drawing from his paper, “The Trials of Leschi, Nisqually Chief,” Kunsch explains the historical backdrop against which the execution took place—an execution, which as the article goes on to note, has “(come) to be regarded by many as a miscarriage of justice.”
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