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Named for John M. Chivington.

The Sand Creek Massacre site, located east of the town, is one of Colorado most controversial history events. 

On November 29,1864, Colonel Chivington led the Third Army Regiment, numbering one thousand plus, to Sand Creek.

The Arapaho and Cheyenne were winter camped at Sand Creek believing they were protected under amnesty. The village consisted manly of women, children and the old.   The men were away seeking food, at the time of the attack.

 

On April 28, 2007 the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site was dedicated.

http://www.sandcreeksite.com/

 

 

 

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