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Sand Creek Massacre
Richard G Hardorff
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Charles E Hanson jr
''All the Camp was Weeping'' George Bent and the Sand Creek Massacre
Article gives the history of George Bent, halfbreed son of trader William Bent and his Indian wife Owl Woman, as well as his involvement with the Sand Creek Massacre which happened on November 29, 1864....
'Site of Shame' Dedicated
April 29, 2007
The 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...
A Summer on the Plains
Author recounts a stage ride on the Smoky Hill route into Kansas and being with General Hancock, General Custer and General Sherman and the cavalry dealing with the Indians, especially the Cheyennes. Mentions...
An Incident on the Upper Arkansas in 1864
This article was written for the Kansas State Historical Society by Col. Milton Moore of Kansas City, Missouri. Tale of a wagon train and Indian attack in western Kansas close to Fort Dodge. Includes a...
An Oglala Sioux Winter Count
An Oglala Sioux winter count transcribed by Mrs. J. F. Waggoner from information provided by Makula, a Sioux medicine man and prophet. The count lists names, places, and other details related to Sioux...
Defense of the Kansas Frontier, 1864-'65
February 1, 1932
First in a three part series of articles on the defense of Kansas during the end of the Civil War up to the end of the 1860s. Emphasis on military action concerning the Indians in the area and protection...
Early Days among the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians
Photo of "George Bent, son of William Bent, founder of Bent's Fort" with Arapaho or Cheyenne Indians.
Gathering War Clouds: George Bent's Memories of 1864
Article about the events of 1864 on the plains of Kansas and Colorado from the perspective of George Bent, the son of famous trader William Bent and Owl Woman. The author utilitzes letters that were written...
George Bent accounts are included in this book which contains eyewitness views of Custer's attack at Washita. Included is a biography of Bent and four letters (1905-1912) that he wrote later concerning...
Making Medicine Against ''White Man's Side of Story''
The subject of this article concerns the letters that George Bent, son of trader William Bent, sent to Indian historian George Hyde and used in his book Life of George Bent: Written From His Letters. Also...
Northern Cheyenne Warrior Ledger Art
The last "Indian raid" as it was known as in Kansas occurred in 1878, when a large group of about 350 Northern Cheyenne escaped the Oklahoma territory and fought skirmishes and raided throughout western...
May 23, 1905
Copy of a painting and description of Owl Woman, or "Mis-stan-star," a Cheyenne Indian woman and first wife of William Bent in 1845.
Renegade Roads: Cheyenne Breakout
Article traces the present-day trail from El Reno, Oklahoma (Fort Reno) to Crawford, Nebraska (Fort Robinson). The path follows that of the 750-mile, 44-day trek of the Northern Cheyenne Indians led by...
Take No Prisoners
Article examines the Sand Creek Massacre, an altercation between the Colorado militia and several bands of Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians on November 29, 1864. Nearly two hundred Native Americans were killed...
The Search for the Site of the Sand Creek Massacre
Photos, illustrations, maps, and article about "the surprise attack by Col. John Chivington on a village under the leadership of Cheyenne Chief Black Kettle" in 1864 southeastern Colorado. Description...
The W. M. Boggs Manuscript About Bent's Fort, Kit Carson, the Far West and Life Among the Indians
March 1, 1930
This manuscript was written by William M. Boggs, about 1905, at the request of Harry L. Lubers. W. M. Boggs was the son of Gov. Lilburn W. Boggs of Missouri and was born at or near Fort Osage in 1826....
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