The Sand Creek Massacre took place on November 29, 1864. That morning 650 Colorado volunteers attacked a village of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians. Dawn was broken by the clanging of muskets, artillery, and the booming voice of John Chivington - the Fighting Parson's final harangue to his troops
On 29 Nov. 1864, a Colorado Militia, composed of 650 volunteers and led by John Chivington, attacked a sleeping village of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians.
At least 160 peaceful Cheyenne, mostly women, children and old men, were murdered in what has become known as the Sand Creek Massacre.
John Chivington was greeted as a hero in Denver.
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