|Death: ||Dec. 26, 1862|
A Mdewakanton Dakota warrior who fought against the whites in the Dakota War of 1862. After the war ended, he was one of 303 Sioux who were tried in a kangaroo court by a military commission and convicted for killing civilians or participating in battles. President Abraham Lincoln officially reviewed each of the cases and commuted the death sentences of all but 38, one of whom was He Inkpa.
He had been convicted because he had boasted of killing Stewart B. Garvie with a bow and arrow. When it was determined that Stewart B. Garvie had been killed by a shotgun, it made no difference to the authorities. He remained among the condemned and was executed.
Case No. 170. Ha-pink-pa. Convicted of the murder of [Stewart B.] Garvie.
Dakota (Sioux) Memorial - 1862
Blue Earth County
Created by: Cindy K. Coffin
Record added: Feb 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47615209
Cindy K. Coffin
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