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Sand Creek Timeline in The Weeks (1864 – 1918)
Here are all of the references to the Sand Creek Massacre and the aftermath
appearing in Old West Daily Reader; in date order.
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As a result of the Sand Creek Massacre, the Cheyenne and other plains Indians, the Arapaho and the Sioux, went on the warpath. The surviving Cheyenne and others in the Colorado Territory were determined to join with northern relatives in the Powder River country in Wyoming and South Dakota. (Territories then, not states). They undertook a perilous wintertime journey of over 400 miles, including women, children; with all their supplies and possessions. Along the way, they demonstrated their anger and desire for revenge to the European Invaders. Those noted here are the more notable actions, there were many more attacks on isolated cabins and ranches.
Remember as well, this entire series of raids, battles and a major migration took place in the dead of winter on the western Great Plains. The wind and cold were unforgiving; the army reports frostbite within every group out in the weather during the Platte Valley campaign. The suffering among the Indians can only be imagined…
Week Date Remarks
32 08/11/1864 Governor John Evans issued a proclamation…
48 11/29/1864 Sand Creek Massacre
01 01/01/1865 War Plans
01 01/02/1865 Battle of Julesburg
03 01/19/1865 too late…
02 01/14/1865 American Ranch Massacre
03 01/15/1865 Raid on Godfrey Ranch
05 02/02/1865 Julesburg – again!
05 02/03/1865 Lodgepole Creek
05 02/04/1865 Battle of Mud Springs
06 02/06/1865 North Platte River Crossing
06 02/08/1865 Battle of Rush Creek
06 02/10/1865 Lt. Col. Collins calls it “injudicious and useless”.
There would be no more fighting until Spring…
17 04/23/1865 The Soule murder.
29 07/18/1865 President Andrew Johnson steps in…
20 05/19/1918 The passing of George Bent.
For related information on Old West Daily Reader see:
(Quotes Index – Indian Quotes – Politicians, Soldiers, Preachers & others…
George E. Hyde – and quotes from two unknown soldiers on the campaign)
(Quotes Index – Indian Quotes – Sand Creek – six quotes)
(References – Books – Novels & History (non-ref) – authors:
Halaas and Masich, and Hyde – Books about George Bent)