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Other Names: Chivington Massacre

Date of Battle: November 29, 1864

Location of Battle: 55411 County Road W, Kiowa County, CO.

GPS 

N: 38-33.140

W: 102-30.300

Participants: Colonel John M Chivington with about 675 men attacked Black Kettle's village of about 123 lodges.

Colonel John M Chivington with about 675 men attacked Black Kettle's village of about 123 lodges.  The battle lasted from dawn until until 3 pm.  About 130 Indians and 50 soldiers were killed - among the highest losses during the Indian wars.

For more information see:

Battles and Skirmishes of the great Sioux War

Custer's Luck

Encyclopedia of Indian Wars

The Fighting Cheyennes

Indian Wars of the Great Plains

Indian Fights and Fighters

Indian Wars of the West

Life of George Bent

Plains Indian Raiders

Red Cloud's Folk

Spotted Tail's Folk

Tribal Wars on the Southern Plains

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