Sand Creek Massacre Yaritza, An, Alisha

THE FIVE W's

Who: The Cheyenne and Arapaho Native Americans and Colonel J. M. Chivington and his troops

What: 500-600 Indians were killed by Colonel Chivington and his troops because they were said to be hostile to whites and they could be associated with the Native American/tribes/band/party who murdered or kidnapped whites and destroyed valuable property (guilty acts of hostility).

When: November 29, 1864 at sunrise

Where: Native American territory called Sand Creek in Colorado

Why: Major Scott J. Anthony told Colonel Chivington that the Indians in that camp were hostile since they had fired at his sentinels.

Paintings of the Massacre and Chivington

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