The Sand Creek Massacre

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University of Oklahoma Press, 1961 - Social Science - 217 pages
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Sometimes called "The Chivington Massacre" by those who would emphasize his responsibility for the attack and "The Battle of Sand Creek" by those who would imply that it was not a massacre, this event has become one of our nation’s most controversial Indian conflicts. The subject of army and Congressional investigations and inquiries, a matter of vigorous newspaper debates, the object of much oratory and writing biased in both directions, the Sand Creek Massacre very likely will never be completely and satisfactorily resolved.

This account of the massacre investigates the historical events leading to the battle, tracing the growth of the Indian-white conflict in Colorado Territory. The author has shown the way in which the discontent stemming from the treaty of Fort Wise, the depredations committed by the Cheyennes and Arapahoes prior to the massacre, and the desire of some of the commanding officers for a bloody victory against the Indians laid the groundwork for the battle at Sand Creek.

 

  

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User Review  - Abbey Cadenhead - Goodreads

I had to read this book for a book review that I had to do in my American Indian History course. I honestly thought that it was dull, but as a historical monograph it does its intended job (which is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Fredrick Danysh - Goodreads

A story repeated by several military commanders in frontier America. A sleeping peaceful Indian village attacked by an ambitious commander who can not find the hostiles. Read full review

Contents

Between the Rivers
3
Indian Affairs1863
18
War with the Cheyennes
36
Politics Policy and Panic
54
Into Indian Country
91
Council at Camp Weld
110
The Bloodless Third
129
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Professor emeritus of journalism, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK.

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