Prominent individuals caught up in the conflict
Nisqually Indian relationships with the Hudson Bay Trading Company
The circumstances leading to heightened hostilities
The events of the Indian Wars
A Nisqually leader is tried for murder
The legend continues into the present
Teacher's Guide: Lesson Plans, Learning Requirements, etc
HISTORICAL FIGURESCLOSE TIESPRELUDE TO WARINDIAN WARS 1855-56LESCHI ON TRIALLESCHI'S LEGACYTEACHING
   
 
Washington Territory in the mid-1850's was a place of conflict. Indian tribes inhabited land that an ever increasing number of settlers coveted.
Against this backdrop, Chief Leschi was hanged at the gallows on Feb 18th, 1858 for the crime of murder. But did he really do it? This site invites you to explore the events leading to his death, examine the evidence and decide for yourself. A miscarriage of justice or guilty as charged? Investigate >
 
 
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