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Thomas Husasa "Red Legs" Whipple, Chief

Thomas Husasa "Red Legs" Whipple, Chief

Male Abt 1805 - 1892  (~ 87 years)

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  • Name Thomas Husasa "Red Legs" Whipple 
    Suffix Chief 
    Born Abt 1805  of, , , Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Nov 1892 
    Buried Catholic Cemetery, Santee Agency, Knox, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I37073  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2009 

    Father Tasagi or Tasagya 
    Family ID F17896  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Kaptewin Sarah,   d. 2 Feb 1883 
    Children 
    +1. Benjamin Makaohommikudan Whipple,   b. Abt 1846, , , Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1858  (Age ~ 13 years)
    +2. Thomas Wakanna "Wakanna" Whipple,   b. Oct 1844, , , Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Jun 1900, of, Burnside, Goodhue, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
     3. Gawin Mahipiyakoyagmani Whipple,   b. Jun 1854, , , Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1928, Santee, Knox, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
     4. Mary Hillers Whipple
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F17893  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Winonatapo 
    Children 
     1. Baptiste Whipple,   b. 1875,   d. 10 Oct 1911  (Age 36 years)
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F17894  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Iyetaukawin 
    Children 
     1. Anna Flute
     2. Sara Tewkankasnawin Jones
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F17895  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1805 - of, , , Minnesota Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Catholic Cemetery, Santee Agency, Knox, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: Email from M. Whipple (undisclosed at example dot net) to the Whipple Website, 17 Feb 1999.

      !BIOGRAPHY: "My great great great grandfather was the first Whipple in my family's history. He was a Sioux chief in southern Minnesota (as were all of his fathers). He fought along side Chief Red Cloud and others against the 'whiteman.' His name was (Chief) Red Legs until he was forced to take a more traditional European type of name. I don't know if it was given to, or chosen by him, but he got the surname Whipple (a popular bishop [Bishop Henry Benjamin Whipple--Bishop of Minnesota] of the time) and the first name Thomas. His son Benjamin was a scout for Gen. Custer. He was not at all involved in the Little Bighorn incident because Custer decided he no longer needed to use the knowledge of his scouts.

      "My family has found several photos of both Thomas and Benjamin. One of Thomas is among a group of chiefs that traveled to Washington D.C. for a treaty in 1858. One of Benjamin has him and another of Custers scouts in the background of a photo of Custer himself." --M. Whipple

      !SOURCE: Email from Sandra F. Harmon (undisclosed at example dot net) to Weldon Whipple, 2 Apr 2006: "Husasa aka Red Legs - DOB:abt. 1805 DOD: Nov 03 1892 ... BURIED CATHOLIC CEMETARY IN SANTEE AGENCY NE"



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