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1 By: Andrew Austen, Benton Duncan, and Sophia Hurley

2  In the 1850’s, the gold and silver rush in the Rocky Mountains brought a lot of white settlers to the mountains to find gold or silver.  This got in the way of the life the Cheyenne's and the Arapahos tribes.  This brought tension to both sides.  It was led by John M. Chivington.  700 soldiers attacked.  500 Cheyenne and Arapahos at Sand Creek.  120 Indians were killed.  2/3 of the Indians killed were women and children.

3 WHENWHERE  November 29, 1864  When gold and silver were a big part of white settlers lives.  The war broke out at dawn.  The war broke out at Ft. Lyon in the Colorado territory.

4  It happened because of the silver and gold rush in the Rocky Mountains and the settlers were disturbing the tribes way of life.

5  A speech barrier  The Indians were told to report to a fort to give up their weapons.  If they didn’t that would be considered criminals.  Indians didn’t understand what the settlers meant so they stayed where they were which caused the attack to happen.

6  It was a heavy lose of life to the Cheyenne Indians.  It disrupted the way of life for the Indians.  A lot of the elders in the tribe were killed in the battle.  The Cheyenne developed into a military society to prevent another attack in the future.

7  It caused the Cheyenne to attack the soldiers at Fort Caspar, Wyoming.  An investigation was issued because the soldiers said that they were attacking the Indians for self defense.  But witnesses and survivors said otherwise.  They said it was a massacre and not an act of self defense.

8  “Sand Creek Massacre.” History Net. Weider History Group, 12 June Web. 7 Nov  Weiser, Kathy. “The Sand Creek Massacre.” Legends of America. N.p., Aug Web. 7 Nov  “What Caused the Sand Creek Massacre.” The Sand Creek Massacre. Olympus Films, 5 Mar Web. 7 Nov


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