This account of the massacre investigates the historical events leading to the battle, tracing the growth of the Indian-white conflict in Colorado Territory. The author has shown the way in which the discontent stemming from the treaty of Fort Wise, the depredations committed by the Cheyennes and Arapahoes prior to the massacre, and the desire of some of the commanding officers for a bloody victory against the Indians laid the groundwork for the battle at Sand Creek.

Sand Creek Massacre 1974, University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN-13: 9780806111476

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Sand Creek Massacre 1961, University of Oklahoma Press, Oklahoma

ISBN-13: 9780806104966