Battle of Sand Creek: Editorials and Congressional Testimony


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The Battle of Sand Creek prompted editorials and congressional testimony as Americans reacted to the events of November 29, 1864. That morning, a unit of the Colorado militia, about seven hundred cavalry troops under the command of Colonel John M. Chivington, attacked an encampment of five hundred to seven hundred Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians near Sand Creek in Colorado Territory. Throughout the morning, the militia brutally slaughtered the Indians, including old men, women, and children,...