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Menominee Chief Oshkosh is acquitted of murder, 1830
In this short manuscript written about 1870, Baird describes the accidental killing of a Menominee hunter by another Indian, followed by the swift execution of the killer by Chief Oshkosh, according to Indian traditions of justice. He also recounts the prosecution of Chief Oshkosh for murder, and the trial before judge James D. Doty in Nov. 1830. Doty found Oskosh innocent, asserting that U.S. law did not apply to sovereign Indian nations.
Territory to Statehood|
Early U.S. Settlement
|Creator:||Baird, Henry S. (Henry Samuel), 1800-1875|
|Pub Data:||Original manuscript from the Henry and Elizabeth Baird papers, 1798-1937 (Wis Mss V) Box 3, Folder 10|
|Citation:||Baird, Henry S. "Indian Revenge." Original manuscript from the Henry and Elizabeth Baird papers, 1798-1937 (Wis Mss V) Box 3, Folder 10; online facsimile at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1736 Online facsimile at: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1736; Visited on: 8/30/2014|