Saturday, November 29, 2014

Recommended Reading

The Sand Creek Massacre occurred 150 years ago today. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, the massacre was the result of years of alienating policy by the United States government toward the Native Americans whose land and rights were being taken. It culminated in an action by militia leader John Chivington that was so barbaric that one feels chills reading the accounts even today. Read a piece reflecting on the tragedy here.

(FYI, the Sand Creek incident has been dramatized in the TV miniseries Centennial, as well as the film Soldier Blue.)

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