Thursday, November 29, 2007

Remembering the Sand Creek Massacre

One hundred, forty-three years ago:
At dawn of November 29, 1864, a force of some 700 soldiers, the majority 100 day volunteers who had been chided in Denver as the "Bloodless Third" Regiment, attacked a village of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians.


Throughout the day, soldiers, many in small unorganized groups, continued to hunt and pursue Indians up Sand Creek and across the adjacent plains. By evening, about 160 Cheyenne and Arapaho lay dead - many of the victims women, children, and elderly.

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