THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 230 Cheyenne & Arapaho Massacred at Sand Creek


November 29, 2022

Robert Lindneaux portrays his concept of the Sand Creek Massacre. (Photo/Courtesy of History Colorado H.6130.37)

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Monday, November 29, 2022, is the anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre, where approximately 230 Cheyenne & Arapaho were killed at the hands of 675 U.S. soldiers, known as the Colorado territory militia.

Among the dead on November 29, 1864 were at least 105 women, children and elders.  

The soldiers were commanded by Colonel John M. Chivington to attack a village of about 750 Cheyenne and Arapaho along the Sand Creek River in Colorado.


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