Reliving the Sand Creek Massacre

148 years ago on November 29th, 1864, soldiers led by Colonel John Chivington attacked and slaughtered about 163 peaceful Indians on a government reservation in Sand Creek, Colorado.

Today, many descendants and people affected by the massacre have come forward trying to claim justice for what happened to their ancestors. Many others are just discovering their ties to the event 148 years ago.

Shirley Wells discovered her ties to the massacre in 1990 while researching her family tree. Wells was moved after finding out her relationship to the massacre saying, "It is sad, but it makes me feel good my ancestors would be willing to sacrifice their lives for us," she said. "I know they are in heaven and always watching down on us."

Read more about this from the Denver Post

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