Near Eads in Kiowa County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The people’s bloody trek northwards continued for miles. Women and children stopped only long enough to dig pits along the stream’s dry banks and channel. A young woman, White Horse, mother of Chief Kias, “... was hit on the calf of a leg. She rushed toward the flag at first, but fled when the soldiers began firing. She fell down when the bullet struck her leg, but got up and made her way toward Sand Creek. As White Horse ran along Sand Creek she passed many dead people, from babies on up ... White Horse even passed a woman bearing a child ... White Horse came across some Cheyennes digging trenches ... She went into the trench and was saved that way ...”
George Bent was the son of Owl Woman, a Cheyenne, and frontiersman William Bent. George and his younger brother Charles were in the Cheyenne village at Sand Creek. Bent wrote hundreds of letters detailing Southern Cheyenne history. George Bent passed away at Colony, OK., 1918. In the photo with George Bent is his wife Mapgie. Magpie passed away May 10, 1886. Her father, Cut Lip Bear, was killed at Sand Creek. Magpie’s mother was called Nis-ti-nah.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. Click for map. Marker is located in Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site; the above directions are to the intersection of County Road W and the driveway to the park visitor center. Marker is in this post office area: Eads CO 81036, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Sand Creek Massacre (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Healing (approx. 0.2 miles away); Testimony (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pleas for Peace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Why? (approx. 0.2 miles away); Remains (approx. 0.2 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is along the trail to the monument and overlook; it is a 1/3 mile walk from the visitor center parking lot to the marker.
Also see . . .
1. Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on February 19, 2014.)
2. Sand Creek Massacre - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on February 19, 2014.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian •
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