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Sand Creek massacre victims given permanent resting place

Sand Creek massacre victims given permanent resting place


The Sand Creek Massacre took place on November 29, 1864. That morning 650 Colorado volunteers attacked a village of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians. Dawn was broken by the clanging of muskets, artillery, and the booming voice of John Chivington – the Fighting Parson’s final harangue to his troops.

On this day: King Phillip’s War was ended

On this day: King Phillip’s War was ended

King Philip’s War of 1675-1676 was a predictable Indian rebellion against continuing Puritan incursions into Native American lands. Though Indian attacks were vicious, they were no more so than those the Puritans had waged with less provocation.

In May of 1637, several hundred recent Connecticut Valley settlers led by English Captain John Mason, formerly of Boston’s Dorchester settlement, surprised and torched a Pequot village while its warriors were absent. The Puritans surrounded the village and shot hundreds of women, old men and children attempting to escape the flames.

Native Indian Women in U.S. Army – from American Revolution to Vietnam War

Native Indian Women in U.S. Army – from American Revolution to Vietnam War

The history of female soldiers in American Army goes far back to the beginning of the creation of new, independant state of America. There are several women who fight next to their fellows in the war against Britain – Deborah Samson (which joined army disguised like a young man), Margaret Corbin, Angelica Vrooman, Anna Warner…