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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.

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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.

Niwot Resources

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
 Wikipedia: Niwot

And here are our webpages about the Arapaho tribe and language:
 Arapaho language
 Southern Arapaho
 Sand Creek Massacre
 Arapahoe words
 Plains Native Americans
 Algonquian languages

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