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62 Turning to the massacre’s prehistory, Bent’s perspective again differed sharply from Chivington’s. Whereas Chivington viewed the escalating mayhem in 1864 as evidence that the entire Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes were waging war on white settlers, Bent recalled those episodes as ones in which many of his people had actually demonstrated remarkable forbearance. ” In the event, when Lean Bear approached a group of soldiers, “intending to show his papers and shake hands,” their commander ordered them to ﬁre.
Larned and Ft. 61 a perfect mob 35 Bent extended his critique of Chivington in the Frontier, scofﬁng at the claim that a pan-Indian alliance, united under the banner of various Sioux tribes, had represented an existential threat to whites prior to Sand Creek. The sovereign identities of the Plains Indians made such a thing impossible. ” The Kiowas and Comanches, pursuing their own political agenda, also rejected the Sioux’s entreaties. Bent then reiterated the real cause of the violence that had spiraled out of control at Sand Creek: American attacks on friendly Native people.
When he heard about this dissension in the ranks, Chivington apparently threatened Soule’s life. But Soule stuck to his guns. He approached the fort’s new commander, Major Scott Anthony, and told him that he “would not take part in [the] intended murder” of the Indians at Sand Creek. ” Reassured by Anthony that Chivington planned to do just that, Soule joined a march that ended on the banks of Sand Creek. ” After Chivington’s men opened ﬁre without warning, a soldier from the 1st Colorado and an interpreter trading in the camp “ran out with white ﬂags,” signaling that the Indians were peaceful.