Sand Creek Massacre

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An unprovoked attack on on peaceful southern Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians that occurred in 1864 as led by Col. Chivington who had gotten orders not to make peace with the Indians despite previous peace efforts and various conflicts. The night time attack took place in southeastern Colorado and 143 Native Americans were killed.

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"Sand Creek massacre site, 1985" by Carptrash is licensed under CC BY-SA.

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