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Title Massacre at Sand Creek : how Methodists were involved in an American tragedy / Gary L. Roberts.
Imprint Nashville : United Methodist Publishing House, 2016.


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Description 1 online resource (xx, 300 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-300).
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Subject Chivington, John M. (John Milton), 1821-1894.
Evans, John, 1812-1861.
Chivington, John M. (John Milton), 1821-1894.
Evans, John, 1812-1861.
Indian Wars (Cheyenne : 1864)
Sand Creek Massacre (Colorado : 1864)
Sand Creek Massacre, Colo., 1864.
Cheyenne Indians -- Wars, 1864.
Arapaho Indians -- Wars.
Methodists -- United States -- Biography.
Church and social problems -- Methodist Church.
Whites -- Relations with Indians.
Indians, Treatment of -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Indians of North America -- Government relations -- 1789-1869.
United States.
Genre Biographies.
Contents Which way? Whose way? -- The road to dominion -- The bitter conundrum -- Methodists and the American Indian -- John Milton Chivington: the fighting parson -- John Evans, M.D.: entrepreneur and philanthropist -- Colorado's "Indian problem" -- The path to Sand Creek -- Protest and recrimination -- Methodists, Sand Creek, and the "Indian question" -- Chivington and Evans: the later years -- The balance sheet.
Summary "At dawn on the morning of November 29, 1864, Colonel John Milton Chivington gave the command that led to slaughter of 230 peaceful Cheyennes and Arapahos--primarily women, children, and elderly--camped under the protection of the U.S. government along Sand Creek in Colorado Territory and flying both an American flag and a white flag. The Sand Creek massacre seized national attention in the winter of 1864-1865 and generated a controversy that still excites heated debate more than 150 years later. At Sand Creek demoniac forces seemed unloosed so completely that humanity itself was the casualty. That was the charge that drew public attention to the Colorado frontier in 1865. That was the claim that spawned heated debate in Congress, two congressional hearings, and a military commission. Westerners vociferously and passionately denied the accusations. Reformers seized the charges as evidence of the failure of American Indian policy. Sand Creek launched a war that was not truly over for fifteen years. In the first year alone, it cost the United States government $50,000,000"--Provided by publisher.
Other Author Commission, General on Archives.
Other Title Print version: Roberts, Gary L. Massacre at Sand Creek : How Methodists Were Involved in an American Tragedy. Nashville : Abingdon Press, ©2016