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indian in Whipple p

Indian baby on Bishop Henry Whipple 1862 Henry Benjamin Whipple was the first Episcopal bishop of Minnesota, a humanitarian and an advocate for Native Americano. During the Dakota War in 1862. When over 300 Indians were condemned to death in Mankato, Minn., Henry published a newspaper article about the unfairness of this situation. He was able to speak to President Lincoln about the scheduled executions and the president agreed to commute all but 39 of the death sentences.




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