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Month of the Freezing Moon: The Sand Creek Massacre, November 1864

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'This book offers a stimulating history lesson. Schultz's interpretation of the nineteenth century is right on the mark and is accomplished with pace, color, and character.'Tribune, South Bend, IN
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Published November 1st 1991 by St. Martin's Press (first published 1990)
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Ben Siems
Feb 17, 2012 Ben Siems rated it liked it
There are more than a few incidents in U.S. history that one might be happier not knowing, and that are crucially important to understand for that very reason.

Month of the Freezing Moon provides a sobering account of one of the most disgraceful of the many disgraceful events in the history of U.S. Government relations with Native American peoples. At that, it is an important book, with a very important story to tell.

What is unfortunate is that the book is very much a white man's telling of the s
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Eric_W
Nov 19, 2008 Eric_W rated it really liked it
In November, 1864, Colonel John Milton Chivington, also known as the "Fighting Parson" (he would often appear in the pulpit wearing two guns,) led several hundred regular and irregular (I doubt if prunes would have helped) Colorado army troops down on an Indian village at Sand Creek. Hundreds of Indian women and children were killed and mutilated. Ironically, the village was flying the American flag. Duane Schultz describes why the village was flying the American flag and the aftermath of the ma ...more
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Dec 02, 2012 Susan rated it it was amazing
Worth the read! So much to learn, this book should be in history classes. So much betrayal in our nation's history.
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