According to certain educators, historians, etc., the Sand Creek Massacre was predicated on European immigrants migrated to Cheyenne and Arapaho land, exacerbated by mis-communication, corrupt Indian agents, fear, Territorial Governor John Evans’ political ambitions, and Colonel John Chivington’s desire to be elected to the United States Congress and his hate for the Indian people.
“We’ve used a passive approach to the telling of the brutality at Sand Creek for the purpose of showing the ignorance of utilizing killing as a means to solve problems. Violence always leaves an impact, but the graphicness of the murders, the rapes, the mutilations, even after people were dead, leaves a remarkable imprint on students, parents, and educators. They see an historic reality that motivates them to do more to circumvent violence in the present as a means to solve problems. And that includes fourth graders who viewed the film in an elementary school in Centennial, Colorado who shared their thoughts with me after the screening.” – Don Vasicek
“Just watched your film on Maxmouth.com. Speechless! You really did allow their voices to be the story. A good film, as you well know, is one that creates powerful emotions and Sand Creek did just that. I thought the list of names of the Cheyenne and Arapaho killed was the highlight. Seeing their names scrolling before us gives them life and substance—-something history never did. Thanks so much for this important film.”
-Professor Janis Judson
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