Indian Raids and Massacres: Essays on the Central Plains Indian War (Paperback)
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The Indian wars on the Central Plains the area roughly between the Arkansas River to the south and the Platte River to the north " emanates at the November 29, 1864 Sand Creek Massacre. The chapters here tell in great depth the incidents before and after the Sand Creek Massacre, ending with the destruction of the Cheyenne Dog Soldier village at Summit Springs July 11, 1869. Beginning with the Hungate Massacre near Denver June 11, 1864, the final chapter reports on efforts to find the lost grave of Susanna Alderdice, killed at her rescue at Summit Springs. Within these chapters are found Custer, Cody, the Pony Express, and even Wild Bill Hickok, all with a connection with this five-year Indian war.