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Sand Creek Massacre

The Sand Creek Massacre is the name of one of the most egregious massacres of American history. In 1864, in a quiet Colorado location known in English as Sand Creek, an encampment of peaceable Cheyenne and Arapaho Indian families under US protection were killed and mutilated by a rogue cavalry unit despite their repeated attempts to surrender. The Sand Creek massacre was condemned even at the time for its senselessness and extreme brutality, but the commander responsible for the massacre, Colonel John Chivington, never faced charges for it.

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Here are a few good books about the Sand Creek Massacre:
 The Sand Creek Massacre
 Sand Creek
 Massacre at Sand Creek
 Forgotten Heroes and Villains of Sand Creek

Here are some Internet resources about the Sand Creek Massacre:
 Sand Creek
 Genocide on the Great Plains
 Sand Creek Massacre Project
 The Sand Creek Massacre
 Wikipedia: Battle of Sand Creek
 Sand Creek Returned to Rightful Owners

And here are links to our webpages about the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes:

 Arapaho language
 Cheyenne language
 Arapaho tribe
 Cheyenne tribe
 Colorado tribal map
 Algonquians
 The Plains tribes



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