Sunday, August 31, 2014

August 31, 1911: Peter Mallick

The Kansas City Star (Kansas City, Missouri) dated September 1, 1911:


Wife Beating the Charge Against a Nez Perce Indian.

SPOKANE, WASH., Sept. 1.—Peter Mallick, half breed Nez Perce Indian and a graduate of Carlisle Indian School, was shot to death by an infuriated mob at Grangeville, Idaho, last night as he lay asleep in his cell in the county jail in that town.  More than thirty bullets were fired into his body.

Mallick was arrested some time ago charged with beating his half-breed wife while on a drunken spree.  Her ribs and collar bone were broken.  Since his incarceration threats have been made to take the half-breeds life and the mob battered its way into the jail last night and shot him to death as he lay in his cot.

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