• Blankets, hides, and other offerings hang at massacre overlook

    Sand Creek Massacre

    National Historic Site Colorado

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Bentandmagpie
George Bent and Magpie present their wedding attire to the camera in 1867. A survivor of the Sand Creek Massacre, Bent married Magpie and continued to translate for peace chiefs and Indian Agents of the Cheyenne. Click the photo for more portraits and landscapes connected to the Sand Creek Massacre.
Courtesy of History Colorado

Did You Know?

Grey Beard's son Prairie Chief in 1911.

Grey Beard survived the Sand Creek Massacre and retaliated against white society. Captured and sentenced to Fort Marion, he attempted to escape and a sentry shot him. His son became a leader in the early reservation life of the Southern Cheyenne. More...