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Niwot was a Southern Arapaho Indian leader of the 19th century.
Niwot was a corruption of the Arapaho name Noowoothit, meaning "left-handed,"
and he was commonly also known as Chief Left Hand in English.
Niwot 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 Niwot
Chief Left Hand: Southern Arapaho:
Excellent biography of the Southern Arapaho leader Niwot.
The Sand Creek Massacre Sand Creek Massacre at Sand Creek Forgotten Heroes and Villains of Sand Creek:
Good books about Niwot and the massacre of Sand Creek.
Here are some links to online information about Niwot:
Chief Niwot and the Sand Creek Massacre
Niwot, Arapaho Peacemaker
Chief Left-Hand of the Arapaho: Martyr for Peace
And here are our webpages about the Arapaho tribe and language:
Sand Creek Massacre
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