Why Did The Sand Creek Massacre

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After the civil war, the area west of the mississippi river was settled by miners, ranchers, and farmers. The west was built when ranchers and people moving Indians. The west found places to mine and they started building towns. The towns kept getting bigger but when the Americans were moving the Indians they went to Sand Creek and it lead to the sand Creek massacre in November 1864 where many women and children were killed. For years, the United States had been engaged in conflict with several Indian tribes over territory. The Treaty of Fort Laramie in 1851 had given the Indians extensive territory, but the Pikes Peak gold rush in 1858 and other factors had persuaded the U.S. to renegotiate the terms of the treaty. In 1861, the Treaty of Fort
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