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Nothing can change the terrible facts of the Sand Creek Massacre. The human toll of this horrific event and the ensuing loss of a way of life have never been fully recounted until now. In Sand Creek and the Tragic End of a Lifeway, Louis Kraft tells this story, drawing on the words and actions of those who participated in the events at this critical time.

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Hardcover, 448 pages
Published March 12th 2020 by University of Oklahoma Press
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This detailed history of the subjugation of the southern Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes and the massacre at Sand Creek ends with an apt quotation from a movie that featured the Southern Cheyenne: “ What happened was inevitable. The way it happened was unconscionable”.

The book is very well researched and nicely written as it tries to give the back story as to the cultural traditions and thoughts of the tribal leaders as they negotiated with the United States soldiers and representatives, as well as
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