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Historydude1830 Jan 2020 11:04 a.m. PST

I recently bought the book The Three Battles of Sand Creek and I never knew that the Coloradoan troops suffered as heavy losses as they did, or that is was one of the bloodiest Indian wars fights in terms of killed or wounded suffered by US forces. I've always been interested in the Indian Wars and I've gamed Little Bighorn, the Fetterman Fight, and St Clair's Defeat in the past. I want to do Sand Creek but of course leaving out the killing of women and children and mutilation of the dead which occurred there. I used to consider it only a massacre but with the facts the book gives it sounds like both. Does anybody else game Sand Creek or do you refuse to do something this emotionally charged?

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2020 11:54 a.m. PST

I live in Colorado ( parts of my family were in CO during the period) It is over used in schools and history class, So is a very touchy subject for a game.

It is rare to find interest in a well rounded version of the action and the later inquirer. A sad event in the history of the west that is never taken in context of the bigger picture.

Two book that I would suggest are

Cheyenne War: Indian Raids On The Roads To Denver 1864-1869 by jeff Bloome

The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers, and the Rush to Colorado by Elliott West

42flanker08 Mar 2020 5:18 a.m. PST

Was there not a degree of blue on blue casualties inclicted by the Colorado Vol Cavalry on each other?

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