Monday, February 21, 2011

Benjamin Whipple and His Role in the Dakota Conflict of 1862

Blaine Whipple recently noted a set of web pages that include one page devoted to Bishop Henry Benjamin Whipple--first bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Minnesota.  The Bishop's page is part of the Famous Trials web site by Douglas O. Linder (2011), University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Law.

A biographical page devoted to Bishop Whipple is entitled (simply) Bishop Henry Benjamin Whipple.

It is one of a set of Biographies of Key Participants in the Dakota Conflict Trials, which is part of a larger site of Famous American Trials: The Dakota Conflict Trials, 1862. Those trials resulted in the execution of thirty-eight Sioux--the largest mass execution in American history. "Only the unpopular intervention of President Lincoln saved 265 other Dakota" from a similar execution. Bishop Whipple was instrumental in petitioning President Lincoln to stop the killings.

The Dakota Conflict Trials of 1862 are part of a much larger Famous Trials web site.

Bishop Whipple is featured on the Whipple Website. You can find his genealogy is at http://whipple.org/8170. He is definitely one of the "shining stars" among Whipple relatives!

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