That Day by the Creek: A Novel about the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864
Set in 1864 Colorado Territory, based on the actual events that led up to the infamous massacre of peaceable Cheyennes and Arapahoes.
At the height of the Civil War and Western Frontier expansion, a young seminary graduate named Joshua Frasier answers God's call to go west and minister among the Cheyenne Indians. He is soon caught up in military and political conflicts as he marries into the Cheyenne tribe and then is recruited as chaplain in the Colorado militia.
By bringing this colorful but tragic piece of history to life, author John Buzzard reminds us not to allow fear, distrust, and anger to escalate to the place where we would ever again experience such a day as That Day by the Creek
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