Thursday, May 22, 2014

Killing Lean Bear, Part 3

Lindneaux painting of Sand Creek Massacre
Lindneaux painting of Sand Creek Massacre
It was probably a peaceful, happy morning for the families of Black Kettle’s warriors who were off on a buffalo hunt.  Black Kettle probably slept peacefully that night convinced that he had secured peace and the protection of the government for his people since he had checked in at Fort Lyon and moved his tribe to Sand Creek as instructed.  But, the elders, women, children and a few young men that were left at camp were unprepared for that tragic morning November 29, 1864.  
Here is Little Bear’s account, “I looked towards Fort Lyon Trail south of the

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