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LTC Edward Wanshaer Wynkoop
Birth: Jun. 19, 1836
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 11, 1891
Santa Fe
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA

Edward Wanshaer Wynkoop, youngest son of John Wanshaer Wynkoop and great-grandson of Judge Henry Wynkoop of Bucks County, Pennsylvania went west at a seminal time in our nation's history. Although he is most closely associated with the Sand Creek Massacre of November 29, 1864, (an event he took no part in), and it's aftermath, (where he took center stage), it is for his efforts on behalf of the Cheyenne and Arapaho nations that he will probably be best remembered. As Indian agent for these tribes he worked tirelessly to improve their lot and their relations with the Federal government.

Among his many friends and acquaintances could be counted Captain Silas Soule, Kit Carson, "Wild Bill" Hickok, Buffalo Bill Cody and George Armstrong Custer; the latter of which he had a falling out with.

He is prominently featured in the great American history book "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" by Dee Brown.
Biography by Christopher H. Wynkoop. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Wanshear Wynkoop (1794 - 1837)
 
 Children:
  Harman H. Wynkoop (1872 - 1959)*
 
 Siblings:
  Francis Murray Wynkoop (1820 - 1857)*
  Anna Maria Wynkoop Atwood (1821 - 1881)*
  Emily Wynkoop Brindle (1824 - 1865)*
  John Estill Wynkoop (1825 - 1901)*
  Edward Wanshaer Wynkoop (1836 - 1891)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Santa Fe National Cemetery
Santa Fe
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA
Plot: E-10, 426
 
Maintained by: Gerrit R Wynkoop
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
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LTC Edward Wanshaer Wynkoop
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LTC Edward Wanshaer Wynkoop
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LTC Edward Wanshaer Wynkoop
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In remembrance of your faithful service
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 Added: Nov. 22, 2013

- Rhonda
 Added: Sep. 24, 2013
Rest in peace
- Cori Hoag
 Added: Sep. 26, 2010
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