Colorado Experience

Sand Creek Massacre

Season 2 Episode 210 | 58m 19s Video has closed captioning.

What would lead approximately 675 volunteer soldiers to attack a peaceful settlement of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians in southeastern Colorado Territory? On November 29, 1864, Colonel John Chivington led a group to do just that, resulting in the deaths of over one hundred men, women and children. This episode revisits the horrific events and uncovers the history 150 years later.

Aired: 11/27/14

Rating: NR

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Colorado Experience is a local public television program presented by RMPBS.