View single post by TimK
 Posted: Tue Nov 11th, 2008 02:15 am
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Sand Creek is a gut wrenching story. Not only did the peaceful Black Kettle raise a white flag, he also flew an American flag. But one must remember the times. Even though it was a massacre by anybody's standards, Chivington was a hero in Colorado and in Denver - not only for this but for his work at Glorieta Pass. There is even a county named for him here in Colorado. The story of Sand Creek literally sickens me. I tried to see it a few years ago, but it was on private land and impossible to get close to. Now, I believe it is a National Monument and accessible with interpretation. Chivington, Glorieta Pass, and Sand Creek may be worthy of their own thread, if there isn't one on this board already.

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