Near Eads in Kiowa County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
"...As the Indian survivors straggled into the Smoky Hill camps, everyone was crying, even the warriors...women and children were screaming and wailing...many in their grief were gashing themselves..."
George Bent, Son of William Bent and Owl Woman
"I saw the American flag waving and heard Black Kettle tell the Indians to stand around the flag. I also saw a white flag raised. These...were in so conspicuous a position, they could not have been missed."
Robert Bent, Son of William Bent and Owl Woman
"In going over the battleground the next day, I did not see a body of a man, woman, or child but what was scalped, and, in many instances, their bodies were mutilated in a most horrible manner..."
Lieutenant James Cannon, First New Mexico Infantry
"I received so very galling a fire from the Indians under the bank and from the ditches dug out just above the bank that I ordered my company to advance, to prepare to dismount
Captain Presley Talbot, Third Colorado Regiment
"I would...most respectfully demand, as an act of justice to...the brave men whom I have had the honor to command in one of the hardest campaigns ever made...we be allowed that right guaranteed to every American citizen, of introducing evidence...to sustain us in what we believe to have been an act of duty to ourselves and to civilization."
Colonel John Chivington
"Not content with killing women and children, the soldiers indulged in acts of barbarity of the most revolting character. It is hoped that the authority of this government will never again be disgraced by [such] acts..."
Report from the Thirty-Eighth Congress, by the Joint Committee on the Conduct of War
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 38° 32.98′ N, 102° 30.691′ W. Marker is near Eads, Colorado, in Kiowa County. Marker can be reached from County Road W 1.3 miles east of County Road 54. Click for map. Marker is located in Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site; the above directions are to the intersection
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Healing (here, next to this marker); Pleas for Peace (within shouting distance of this marker); Why? (within shouting distance of this marker); Remains (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Sand Creek Massacre (about 400 feet away); The Attack (approx. 0.2 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is at the monument and overlook; it is a 0.6 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 March 11, 2016.)
2. Sand Creek Massacre - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on March 11, 2016.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian •
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