The link pasted below will take you to a 1859 map of Kansas when the western border of the state was the continental divide. The map has an inset at the bottom that shows the whole state. If you select "zoom to" 50% and "size" 640 x 480 and click on the notch in the southwest corner of the state (between New Mexico and Kansas) you will get a good view of Sand Creek, Bent's old fort and Bent's new fort.
Notes on Sand Creek Massacre by; kakarns - dated: 9-29-2013
[Important Note]: The Cheyennes with the wounded fled to a large Dog Soldier camp located at the Big Timbers (Headwaters of the Smoky Hill River). [NOTE by; K.A.K., Probably... Bull Bear's camp.] After a few days they moved to a large Sioux camp on the Solomon River. From here the camp moved to Cherry Creek, a tributary that flows into the South Fork of the Republican River. Here the camps consisted of Spotted Tails and Pawnee Killers Sioux. Some Northern Arapahoe were also camped on Cherry Creek. The war pipe had been sent out to the Sioux tribes camps before the Cheyenne left Big Timbers encampment. The Dog Soldiers and the Northern Arapahos also smoked the war pipe. All who smoked the war pipe and the Sand Creek survivors gathered at Cherry Creek formed a village of about 1000 lodges strong.
Post by natethegreat on Dec 27, 2018 20:43:00 GMT -5
This was an attack on an unsuspecting village of non-hostile Cheyenne. Chivington and the Coloradio Volunteers were upset about a few Dog Soldier raids on Colorado settlements and used them as an excuse to murder Cheyenne women and children in cold blood. This was not a battle. This was white americans shooting Cheyennes regardless of age of sex. The start of the Indian Wars can be traced back to the murder of the Cheyenne chief Lean Bear who was shot from his horse while approaching the U.S. commander with his Presidential medal of peace. Americans should be ashamed. How many Cheyenne children were gunned down?