Cheyenne War: Indian Raids on the Roads to Denver, 1864-1869

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Date and Time: 
Monday, July 20, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Speaker: 
Dr. Jefferson Boome

Cheyenne War: Indian Raids on the Roads to Denver, 1864-1869 will encompass an interesting and yet exciting journey thru a difficult time in our Colorado and western history.  This is a true story of Indians, homesteaders, and the US government.  The 150th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre occurred last year.  What were some of the events during and surrounding this time?  This will indeed be a time travel tale, taking us back to those turbulent years.  Our Speaker, Dr. Jefferson Broome, will be our trail guide.  In addition to the history, the facts and figures, and the main groups involved, we will also learn about the human side of things, exploring a remarkable and little known tale of Indian Captivity in 1865. Dr. Broome's talk and book provides a true and accurate account of both  the price of westward expansion and settlement in the West.   Dr. Broome will also relate  the research involved both at the National Archives in Washington DC, as well as on-site at these various locations.  Book signing and sales will follow the presentation.

BIO: Dr. Jefferson Boome

Jeff Broome, PhD in philosophy and a long-tenured professor at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, is a well-published author on the Plains Indian wars in Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska, and will be speaking of incidents taken from his newest book, Cheyenne War: Indian Raids on the Roads to Denver, 1864-1869. Jeff’s ancestors have been in Colorado since 1859.

Jeff’s passion and focus on the Indian wars is mostly on the civilian victims of this five-year war, which began with his first book, Dog Soldier Justice: The Ordeal of Susanna Alderdice in the Kansas Indian War. Susanna was killed at her rescue near Sterling Colorado on July 11, 1869, at the Summit Springs fight. He also published (Upton and Sons) Custer into the West, which details Custer’s first Indian campaign in 1867.

 

 

    

Location

South Ridge Recreation Center
Upstairs Auditorium
4800 McArthur Ranch Rd
Highlands Ranch 80130 39° 31' 23.4984" N, 104° 56' 4.8912" W