Sand Creek Massacre

The Sand Creek Massacre was one of the most horrific atrocities committed against Native Americans during the period of America’s Westward Expansion. A band of peaceful Cheyenne, under the leadership of Chief Black Kettle, were encamped on the banks of Sand Creek in southeastern Colorado. Sent there by the territorial governor, they trusted they were in safe territory. However, between 250 and 400 Indians lost their lives when they were attacked, unarmed, in the early morning hours of November 29, 1864. Initially reported and celebrated as a great military victory, a national scandal erupted following the findings of a Congressional inquiry. The Sand Creek Massacre of the Cheyenne and Arapaho is one of the most controversial and painful incidents in the history of White-Indian relations in North America, rivaled only by events such as the Battle of the Little Bighorn, the Wounded Knee Massacre, and the Trail of Tears

This History is important to remember and know about. It will be referenced into posts I do in the future about sovereignty. I have uploaded the documentary to my server because if you want to watch this on youtube, you need to be logged in. They want to let google know who you are. I feel the community guidelines are too restrictive because the horrors in this true history are only discussed and not embellished. If you want to study about this you can learn it here and keep your privacy. Also you don’t need to have any restrictions or requirements to learn this important prerequisite.



See also: Finding Sand Creek Jerome A. Greene