Tuesday, April 28, 2015

April 28, 1900: Mindee Chowggoe

Today we learn about another lynching in Missouri. The Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, Georgia) April 29, 1900 edition in the source for the following article:

Negro-Indian Is Lynched.

Marshall, Mo., April 28.—Mindee Chowggoe, the negro-Indian who escaped from jail here on Thursday night after assaulting Sheriff Joseph Wilson and his little son and shooting the sheriff's wife in the arm when she came to their assistance, was lynched at midnight tonight by a mob of angry citizens. The lynchers forced an entrance to the jail, meeting with slight resistance at the hands of the officers, and dragged the prisoner out into the jailyard, where he was strung up to a tree.

Thank you for joining me and as always, I hope I leave you with something to ponder.

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