The Sand Creek Massacre - 8 Hours that changed the Great Plains forever
The Sand Creek Massacre: profound, symbolic, spiritual, controversial, a site unlike any other in America.
As 675 cavalrymen came around a prairie bend, the camps of Chiefs Black Kettle, White Antelope, and Left Hand lay in the valley before them. Chaotic, horrific, tumultuous, and bloody, the events of November 29, 1864 changed the course of history.
Did You Know?
There are a number of eyewitness descriptions of the Sand Creek Massacre. Among them the journal of John Dailey. Dailey fought at Sand Creek with the 3rd Colorado Regiment. On November 29 he wrote, "They [Indians] were peppered with gun ball and grape most effectually, slaying them by the hundred."