The Sand Creek Massacre
American greed or Manifest Destiny?
Colonel John Chivington, United States Army
“The Cheyennes will have to be soundly whipped before they will be quiet. If any of them are caught in your vicinity kill them, as that is the only way.
Colorado Volunteers surrounded the Sand Creek area. Black Kettle, a local chief, raised an American flag as a sign of friendship. The Volunteers' commander, Colonel John Chivington, ignored the gesture. He told his troops to kill all of them. The volunteers killed about 400 people, most were women and children.
U.S. casualties: 52 wounded, 24 killed
Native American casualties: 70 – 163 killed
Southern Cheyenne Council
An American Army expanded their land by coveting the native's land.
America was wrong. I wonder if they knew that at the time or if they were too blinded by greed.