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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


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


Performing Justice

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/9781469612843.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter situates the Historical Court within legal discourse and performance in order to assess both its radical potential and its conservative undercurrents. Legal performance allowed 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


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


A Place Called Appomattox

William Marvel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469628394
eISBN:
9781469628493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628394.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book summarizes the era of the most intense debate over slavery, the Civil War, and the Reconstruction struggle, encapsulating it within the experience of one small Virginia Piedmont community, ... More


The Resurrection

William Marvel

in A Place Called Appomattox

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469628394
eISBN:
9781469628493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628394.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Ladies Memorial Association of Appomattox memorializes the Confederate dead, lobbying for their interment and decorating their graves in the Memorial Day tradition. The Freedmen's Bureau ... More


Closing Arguments and Taking Stock: Fifty Years of Justice

James M. Denham

in Fifty Years of Justice: A History of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060491
eISBN:
9780813050638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060491.003.0021
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Beginning with a summary of the dark economic picture that confronted the presidential election of 2008, this chapter covers the election of Barack Obama and its relevance to the Middle District of ... More


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