By Ari Kelman

ISBN-10: 0674071034

ISBN-13: 9780674071032

Within the early morning of November 29, 1864, with the destiny of the Union nonetheless doubtful, a part of the 1st Colorado and the majority of the 3rd Colorado volunteer regiments, commanded by means of Colonel John Chivington, shocked countless numbers of Cheyenne and Arapaho humans camped at the banks of Sand Creek in southeastern Colorado Territory. greater than a hundred and fifty local american citizens have been slaughtered, nearly all of them girls, little ones, and the aged, making it essentially the most notorious circumstances of state-sponsored violence in U.S. historical past. "A lost Massacre" examines the ways that generations of american citizens have struggled to come back to phrases with the which means of either the assault and its aftermath, so much publicly on the 2007 establishing of the Sand Creek bloodbath nationwide ancient Site.

This website opened after a protracted and remarkably contentious making plans approach. local american citizens, Colorado ranchers, students, Park carrier staff, and politicians alternately argued and allied with each other round the query of no matter if the country s crimes, in addition to its achievements, will be memorialized. Ari Kelman reveals the tales of these who lived during the atrocity, in addition to those that grappled with its troubling legacy, to bare how the intertwined histories of the conquest and colonization of the yankee West and the U.S. Civil warfare left enduring nationwide scars.

Combining painstaking examine with storytelling precious of a unique, "A lost Massacre" probes the intersection of heritage and reminiscence, laying naked the methods differing teams of usa citizens come to grasp a shared past."

Literary Awards
Bancroft Prize (2014)
Avery O. Craven Award (2014)

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