The sand creek massacre occurred November 29 of the year 1864 in Colorado territory
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians fought the U.S. during this battle
Chief black kettle was the chief/ leader for the Cheyenne Indians and white antelope was the chief for the Arapaho indians
John M. Chivington was the general for the United States Army
There there weee 24 killed and 52 wounded for the United States and 150 killed and wounded for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians. The u.s had a 700 man militia.
A grave from the sand creek massacre
There are many differences between a battle and a massacre. A battle is sustained fight between large organised armed forces. A massacre is indiscriminate and brutal slaughter of people
Cool/ important facts
1. There were 750 native Americans mostly women and children
2. 100 of them ran a mile up a creek bed and dug holes in the mud to hide.
3. 15 of them were able to get on horses and the rest of them were chased on foot for 10 miles by soldiers on horses.