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Historical Murders: The Sand Creek Massacre

November 15, 2019 Season 2 Episode 16
Colored Red
Historical Murders: The Sand Creek Massacre
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Colored Red
Historical Murders: The Sand Creek Massacre
Nov 15, 2019 Season 2 Episode 16
Laura Porritt
An overview of the Sand Creek Massacre, Silas Soule, and a Cherokee woman named Mochi.
Show Notes

On November 29, 1864, First Colorado Calvary troops of the Colorado Territory led by Colonel John Chivington, a preacher from Ohio with no war experience, attacked a camp of peace seeking indigenous tribes by Sand Creek. Nearly 200 members of the tribes were killed, mostly elderly men, women, and children. But the massacre isn't the only story to be found in this tragedy. A man named Silas Soule emerged on the right side of history before going down as Denver legend in his own tragic end. A young Cherokee woman named Mochi, blind with rage after witnessing her family and people slaughtered at Sand Creek, went on to seek revenge.

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