Sand Creek Descendants Seek Justice

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(Photo: Denver Public Library)
<p>Cheyenne and Arapaho chiefs met with Colorado authorities near Denver i<span style="color: rgb(64, 69, 64); line-height: 30.0000591278076px;">n September 1864.</span></p>

In the early morning of November 29, 1864, federal soldiers attacked a group of Native Americans as they slept. More than 160 people were slaughtered. The Sand Creek Massacre is one of Colorado’s darkest moments. After numerous rounds of failed negotiations, descendants of victims are now suing the federal government for reparations. They filed a class action suit in federal court in Denver. Host Ryan Warner talks to David Askman, one of the Denver attorneys on the case.

[Photo: Cheyenne Chief, Black Kettle, and a number of his associates gathered at Camp Weld with Governor Evans and Colonel John M. Chivington. Chivington later attacked their camp.]