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Sand Creek,

Colorado, site of a massacre (1864) of CheyenneCheyenne
, indigenous people of North America whose language belongs to the Algonquian branch of the Algonquian-Wakashan linguistic stock (see Native American languages). The Cheyenne abandoned their settlements in Minnesota in the 17th cent.
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 by Col. John M. ChivingtonChivington, John Milton,
1821–92, Union general in the American Civil War, b. Lebanon, Ohio. Ordained a Methodist minister (1844), he served in Missouri and Nebraska before moving to Denver as presiding elder (1860–62) of the Rocky Mountain District.
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 and his Colorado Volunteers. The Cheyennes, led by their chief, Black KettleBlack Kettle,
d. 1868, chief of the southern Cheyenne in Colorado. His attempt to make peace (1864) with the white men ended in the massacre of about half his people at Sand Creek.
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, had offered to make peace and, at the suggestion of military personnel, had encamped at Sand Creek near Fort Lyon while awaiting word from the territory's governor. There they were attacked in a surprise dawn raid on Nov. 29, 1864. Chivington and his men, choosing to ignore a white flag, slaughtered and mutilated hundreds of men, women, and children. The atrocity has been the subject of much controversy, and an effort to unearth the site began in 1998.
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The area has now been designated the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site.
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Synopsis: The Sand Creek Battle, or Massacre, occurred on November 29-30, 1864, and was an armed confrontation between Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians and Colorado volunteer soldiers.
He has studied in the Willamette Valley, Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, Sand Creek, Oregon Caves National Monument and Crater Lake National Park.
Kansas, and what is now Montana, including the massacres at Sand Creek and the Washita River, before culminating on a beautiful June 1876 day on the Little Bighorn River.
In 1864, a Colorado militia killed at least 150 peaceful Cheyenne Indians in the Sand Creek Massacre.
The 150th anniversary of the infamous Sand Creek Massacre occasions a revisiting of that tragic encounter between two incompatible civilizations occupying the same ground.
The water was discovered to be contaminated with uranium and molybdenum from the mill along Sand Creek and affecting the private wells in the area.
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Filipino-American Rico Hoey needed just 16 holes to oust Paul McClure and march to the second round of the 89th and final staging of the US Amateur Public Links Championship at Sand Creek Station course in Newton, Kansas.