Sand Creek Massacre: 05 Causes and Consequenses - David Halaas
Sand Creek Massacre: 150 Year Remembrance, jointly sponsored by the National Park Service and the National Museum of the American Indian, is a one day symposium that commemorates the sesquicentennial of the Sand Creek Massacre - a tragedy that occurred on November 29,1864. In this segment, David Halaas speaks on "Written in Blood: The Soule-Cramer Massacre Letters." Dr. David Fridtjof Halaas retired from Pittsburgh's Senator John Heinz History Center (in Association with the Smithsonian Institution), and holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Colorado. Former historian/curator at the Library of Congress and Colorado State Historian, he is author of over sixty articles, and has written six books, including Halfbreed: The Remarkable True Story of George Bent; and Cheyenne Dog Soldiers: A Ledgerbook History of Coups and Combat. Currently consultant to the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, Dr. Halaas has testified on the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre before committees of the United States Senate. In 1998, he was invited to the White House Oval Office to witness President Bill Clinton sign the landmark legislation leading to the creation of the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site.