I am sad to report that noted historian and author Stan Hoig died on 26 December. He was 85.
Stan will perhaps be best remembered for his books on the Cheyennes, including The Sand Creek Massacre, The Battle of the Washita and The Peace Chiefs of the Cheyennes. The Sand Creek book, originally published in 1961, was the first to really examine this shameful event.
I met Stan in 2006 and found him to be a gentleman, as well as a scholar. He will be missed.