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American Indian descendants of Sand Creek Massacre seek reparations

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DENVER (Reuters) - Four descendants of Arapaho and Cheyenne Indians slaughtered in 1864 by U.S.
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The Indians at Sand Creek were non-combatants in the Indian Wars and about 700 U.S. cavalry troops, commanded by Colonel John Chivington, descended on an encampment of some 500 Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians.

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Sand Creek Massacre

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The Sand Creek Massacre in Colorado on November 29, 1864, was one of the most infamous incidents of the Indian Wars, resulting in military and Congressional investigations into the events.
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Starting in the 1850’s, the gold and silver rush in the Rocky hill mountains brought thousands of white settlers. Dislocating and angering the Cheyennes and Arapahos who lived on the land, the Pike's Peak Gold Rush in 1858 brought the tension to a boiling point.

 

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American Indians And The Civil War - National Parks Traveler

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National Parks Traveler American Indians And The Civil War National Parks Traveler Even darker sides of the Civil War era are addressed, in chapters that address the Bear River Massacre, in which 250-400 Indians were slaughtered by California...
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After Union troops on the frontier were recalled to the East, Confederate troops moved in to negotiate treaties with such tribes as the Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole.

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