Sand Creek Massacre Carson Mandell and Jonny luongo

The sand creek massacre occurred November 29 of the year 1864 in Colorado territory

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

Chief Black Kettle

John M. Chivington was the general for the United States Army

John M. Chivington

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

A photo of a battle

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.

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