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Leschi Stories

Lisa Blee

in Framing Chief Leschi: Narratives and the Politics of Historical Justice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469612843
eISBN:
9781469614472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469612843.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter explores the dynamic and cooperative nature of oral traditions by analyzing an account of Leschi's life as told by several Native storytellers over the course of a century. Nisquallies ... More


Framing Chief Leschi: Narratives and the Politics of Historical Justice

Lisa Blee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469612843
eISBN:
9781469614472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469612843.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

In 1855 in the South Puget Sound, war broke out between Washington settlers and Nisqually Indians. A party of militiamen traveling through Nisqually country was ambushed, and two men were shot from ... More


The Leschi Message

Lisa Blee

in Framing Chief Leschi: Narratives and the Politics of Historical Justice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469612843
eISBN:
9781469614472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469612843.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter shows how changing Nisqually conceptions of tribal leadership and treaty rights developed in parallel with their commemorations for Leschi. In three periods of political crisis for the ... More


Law and War

Lisa Blee

in Framing Chief Leschi: Narratives and the Politics of Historical Justice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469612843
eISBN:
9781469614472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469612843.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter focuses on the contested and malleable nature of law in Leschi's 1857 conviction and 2004 exoneration. Territorial settlers and officials in the 1850s seized on the figure of Leschi to ... More


Haunting

Lisa Blee

in Framing Chief Leschi: Narratives and the Politics of Historical Justice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469612843
eISBN:
9781469614472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469612843.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter argues that the colonial archive, which made the Historical Court possible, is also haunted by colonial violence that the court could not address. The legal framing of Leschi's story ... More


Introduction

Lisa Blee

in Framing Chief Leschi: Narratives and the Politics of Historical Justice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469612843
eISBN:
9781469614472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469612843.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This introductory chapter begins by describing events in 1855 that led to the execution of Chief Leschi, a Nisqually Indian leader, for murder. It then details the convening of the Washington State ... More


Conclusion

Lisa Blee

in Framing Chief Leschi: Narratives and the Politics of Historical Justice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469612843
eISBN:
9781469614472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469612843.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter presents concluding thoughts about Chief Leschi's case and the Historical Court. The Historical Court revealed the tensions and contradictions of historical justice. It represented a ... More


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