United States v. Aske nawa, Aske na wa (the young man)
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Court of Oyer and Terminer and General Jail delivery held on
the 12th of August 1811 in the Town of St LouisSt Louis territory of LouisianaLouisiana

The grand Jurors of the UnitedUnited States StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica[ impanneled ] and
sworn to inquire for the body of the district of StSt Louis LouisSt Louis in the terrtory
of LouisianaLouisiana and upon their oaths represent that AskenawaAskenawa an indian
man belonging to the Mascoutan tribe, late of the distract and ter-;
ritory aforsaid, not having the fear of God before his eyes, but
being moved and reduced by the instigation of the devil on the
the twenty seventh day of May in the year of our our lord one thousand eight hundred and eleven with force and arms in
the district and territory aforsaid in and upon one Othepaya
an Indian woman, in the peace of God and of the United StatesUnited States
then and there being, [ feloneously ], wilfully and of his malice aforthought did make an assault; and that he the said Aske
nawa with a certain arrow of the value of ten cents which
he the said AskenawaAskenawa in his right hand then and there
had and held, the same OthepayaOthepaya in and upon the left side
of the neck in or near the Jugular vein of her the said
OthepayaOthepaya , then and there [ feloneously, wilfully ] and of his malice
afor thought did strike and thrust giving to the said OthepayaOthepaya
then and there with the arrow aforsaid in and upon the left
side of the neck in or near the Jugular vein of her the
said OthepayaOthepaya one mortal wound of the breath of one
inch and of the depth of six inches of which said mortal
wound in the year aforsaid, in the district and territory
aforsaid, the said OthepayaOthepaya did instantly die and so

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the sworn aforsaid on their oaths aforsaid do present that
the said AskenawaAskenawa ,the said OthepayaOthepaya , in manner and
form aforsaid,[ feloneously ]wilfully and of his malice [ aforthoght ]
did kill and murder; Contrary to the form of the
statute in such cases made and provided and against the
peace and dignity of the UnitedUnited States StatesUnited States

Tho T Crittenden atto Genl.