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Chief Left Hand
Chief Left Hand was a Southern Arapaho Indian leader of the 19th century.
His Arapaho name was Noowoo3it (or in a shorter form, Noowoo3), which literally means "left-handed."
It is usually rendered in English as Niwot (although it has also been spelled Nawat, Niwathit, Nawathit, Niwath,
Noowoothit, Noowooth, Nowoo3, Niwotch, Nawatch, Norwatch, Norwanche, and other ways.)
Chief Left Hand was a skilled diplomat who successfully negotiated peace with the Americans,
but he was treacherously killed during an attack known as the Sand Creek Massacre.
Books about Chief Left Hand
Chief Left Hand: Southern Arapaho:
Excellent biography of the Southern Arapaho leader .
The Sand Creek Massacre Sand Creek Massacre at Sand Creek Forgotten Heroes and Villains of Sand Creek:
Good books about Chief Left Hand and the massacre of Sand Creek.
Chief Left Hand Resources
Here are some links to online information about Chief Left Hand:
Chief Left-Hand of the Arapaho: Martyr for Peace
Chief Niwot and the Sand Creek Massacre
Chief Left Hand, Arapaho Peacemaker
Wikipedia: Chief Left Hand
And here are our webpages about the Arapaho tribe and language:
The Sand Creek Massacre
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