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'Site of Shame' Dedicated
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Title'Site of Shame' Dedicated
AbstractThe Sand Creek Massacre National Historic site was dedicated in southeastern Colorado on April 28, 2007. The site is located 160 miles southeast of Denver on Big Sandy Creek in Kiowa County and pays tribute to those Indians killed by the November 29, 1864, attack led by Col. John Chivington. There were 150 Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians killed the day of the massacre, mostly women and children. "The Indians were camped at a site assigned to them by the Army. When the attack started, Southern Cheyenne Chief Black Kettle hurriedly hoisted a U.S. flag above his lodge, but to no avail. Black Kettle survived but was killed in an attack at Washita, Oklahoma, in 1868 by soldiers led by George Armstrong Custer."
AuthorRobert Weller
DateApril 29, 2007
SourceThe Kansas City Star
SubjectHistoric sites
Local SubjectSand Creek Massacre
Cheyenne Indians
Arapahoe Indians
Historical Markers
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID217102
CONTENTdm number33487
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