Sandcreek massacre By:Max Jonassaint

Massacre Facts


November 1864


Colorado Territory (Kiowa County, Colorado)


United States: John M. Chivington

Cheyenne, Arapaho Indians: Black Kettle

Soldiers Engaged

United States: 700

Indians: 60 – 200


United States: 24 killed, 52 wounded

Indians: 70 – 163 killed


United States Army massacres Native Americans.

The Sand Creek massacre (also known as the Chivington massacre, the Battle of Sand Creek or the massacre of Cheyenne Indians) was a massacre in the American Indian Wars that occurred on November 29, 1864, when a 675-man force of Colorado U.S. Volunteer Cavalry attacked and destroyed a village of Cheyenne and Arapaho in southeastern Colorado Territory, killing and mutilating an estimated 70–163 Native Americans, about two-thirds of whom were women and children. The location has been designated the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site and is administered by the National Park Service.

The Sand Creek Massacre resulted in a heavy loss of life, mostly among Cheyenne and Arapaho women and children. Hardest hit by the massacre were the Wutapai, Black Kettle's band. Perhaps half of the Hevhaitaniu were lost

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