On this 150th anniversary of the sand creek massacre an effort is underway to scrub colorado maps of the name chivington longmont did so in 2004 replacing chivington drive with the cheerier . Read legacy of blood the massacre at sand creek colorado by john shaffner available from rakuten kobo on november 29th 1864 colonel john milton chivington major scott anthony and major jacob downing led the colorado 1s. Legacy of the sand creek massacre on the morning of nov 29 1864 700 peaceful cheyennes and arapahos gathered in their tipis on the bend of sand creek legendary peace chief black kettle believed he was leading his people into safety under the protection of the us army but instead found his home the site of one of the most atrocious . The sand creek massacre also known as the chivington massacre the battle of sand creek or the massacre of cheyenne indians was a massacre of cheyenne and arapaho people by the us army in the american indian wars that occurred on november 29 1864 when a 675 man force of the third colorado cavalry under the command of us army colonel . Word of the massacre quickly spread among the plains indian tribes who took it as a sign the us government meant to kill them all in terms of indian white relations there isnt any event that comes close to the deadly results of sand creek said david halaas former colorado state historian black kettle was a known and committed peace
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