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The Sand Creek Massacre: Documentary Film Project

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"On November 29, 1864, 700 soldiers of the Colorado 1st and 3rd Cavalries slaughtered, mutilated, raped, and murdered over 400 Cheyenne and Arapaho children, women, elders, and disabled. Originally this act was called "The Battle of Sand Creek." ...


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kat yazzie (400)
Friday November 27, 2009, 12:47 pm




Debra L (34)
Friday November 27, 2009, 1:04 pm
Thanks Kat for posting this important story. I wasn't aware of this thing that happend in the past? Maybe I was, I cannot really remember. I am happy to see that they are going to make sure that it is commerated and remembered. I would love to see this statue. I seen the picture.But, I am sure it doesn't do it justice. Thanks for alway's being on top of important issue's KAT, your a lifesaver. Debrinconcita

Rhonda Maness (580)
Friday November 27, 2009, 1:15 pm
Thanks Kat

Tierney G (381)
Friday November 27, 2009, 1:31 pm
This is a very good idea! It is so true what they were saying about this mssacre having been written by white people! Of course it will be biased and one sided. The truth does need to be told. Very interesting the way they were comparing this massacre with today's predjudice's. Thank you Kat

Deborah O (98)
Friday November 27, 2009, 1:38 pm
The homicidal maniacs responsible for this slaughter(may they burn in Hell) knew that Black Kettle and his people were peaceful. They knew this band was mostly old people, women, children. The "soldiers" were largely cowards who had signed up to avoid conscription (they didn't want to fight confederates. confederates had guns and cannon), psychotics who had been reassigned because their excesses made them unfit even for the bloody civil war in the east (and therefore perfect for the job of indian fighter), and local killers who simply wanted to kill someone (and if they happened to be indian so much the better). Soldiers who wanted this posting because they were interested in other peoples and wanted to see the frontier were VERY rare. I have always been haunted by this story, and sickened. It must never be forgotten. There are excellent educational resources on the web for educating the children, but this documentary will be of inestimable value.

Stephen Hill (633)
Friday November 27, 2009, 2:45 pm
What a sad story Kat. Thank you for binging this to our attention. Not many Americans know that the greatest genocide in history was the Native American Indians, the Jews, etc.--. Many races have undergone tartgets of genocide but none like our beloved first people.

. (0)
Friday November 27, 2009, 7:46 pm
I once lived on land that was on the retreat route of that incident. Previous owners found cannon balls...the land had a special feel to it...TY Kat.

Pat Prest (50)
Friday November 27, 2009, 8:05 pm
The Native Americans were treated as badly as the blacks in the US.
I have seen many documenaries of the soldiers and how the governments have cheated and stole lands and killed the natives sometimes just for sport, other times just to eleminate the problem of getting them out the their way.
It was inexcusable what they did in those days, and injustice should always be fought, tooth and nail, never to be forgotten for the generations to come.

Shari G (27)
Friday November 27, 2009, 8:36 pm
Thanks Kat. The story sickens me, especially since there are so very many stories just like this one.

Casey Reed (44)
Friday November 27, 2009, 11:24 pm
This is an example of U.S. GENOCIDE that we called Manifest Destiny. I did the analytic chemistry of dyes in the Chief White Antelope Blanket from Sand Creek. He was a great Western Cheyenne Chief who had just met with the President of the United States and made a treaty for peace. Accounts of the event said that Chief White Antelope tried to greet the 640 drunken volunteers under Colonel John Milton Chivington, the head Nazi, who rode in and murdered old men, women, and children. It didn't stop there.

Witnesses observed body parts being brought back by these heathens. They cut the breasts from women, and scalped hundreds... We are ashamed of our past when we truly understand the cruel and barbaric actions of the people who settled the U.S.

Anyway the blanket is the most attractive Navajo Weaving known of with a provenance from 1864, the Sand Creek Massacre. It originally sold for $350 on the first sale in 1870 and later in the 1900's it sold again for $1600. Today it is worth millions because there is no stain greater on American history, other than our practice of slavery, than the genocide practiced against Native American People.

History denied is history repeated, in WWI, WWII, Korea, Iran, Vietnam, Iraq Afghanistan, and we call ourselves "civilized." Civilized mass murdering warrior culture that hates and has perpetual wars, with hate culture godz blessing the slaughter...

History is the best proof that there is no god, just primitive monkey people with technology to kill more and more people and each generation gets more powerful and able to mass murder more people. What a great legacy.

The Sand Creek Massacre is like the Col. Custer massacre in reverse that happened hundreds or thousands of times and we never heard about the millions that Europeans with guns, tainted food, small pox infected blankets, and concentration camps all used to mass murder the original inhabitants of what we call the U.S. today.

When will we mature as a culture enough to stop the wars, mass murder, and see the wrong in doing so?

When one of US is threatened anywhere in the world, we are all in danger.

One World


MmAway M (519)
Saturday November 28, 2009, 6:59 am
Thanks Kat!

Super article and jammed full of information, will come back to check it out more, totally interested in news like for history.

Personally, I think all of the Indians should of just wiped out the white man and left them to rot, the world would be a better place and for sure would not be in the condition it is now.

These "special people" were so mistreated, etc it just hurts me to no end.

Thank for this article, I will get back, way to much for me in a rush and don't want to miss anything.

You totally deserve another Star for this one KAT!

Good Bye (43)
Saturday November 28, 2009, 8:38 am
The real "gift" brought to Native peoples by the "Discovers" and "settlers" of that which was not lost was European diseases, which decimated the original occupants of the Americas by the tens and hundreds of thousands. Talk about immigration problems!

Winefred M (88)
Saturday November 28, 2009, 9:57 am
Noted. TY Kat.

Barbara B (27)
Saturday November 28, 2009, 11:57 am
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