Bishop's Sand Creek Massacre Blog - Entry #10

Bishop's Sand Creek Massacre Blog - Entry #10

6/4/2014

 

Bishop's Sand Creek Massacre Blog 
Entry #10
June 4, 2014

Click here to view the letter on the Bishop's Blog


Silas Soule was a Captain at Sand Creek who didn’t allow his troops to participate in the massacre.  He was so appalled by what he saw that he issued a gruesome report to his superiors that led to the government reports declaring the attack a massacre.  Using an image from the Jewish Holocaust, Silas Soule was the “righteous gentile” in this story, a person who stood to gain by participating in an atrocity, but who instead followed his conscience and paid the ultimate price for it.   He was murdered on the streets of Denver five months after the massacre.  To read his eye witness account of what happened at Sand Creek, go tohttp://www.nps.gov/sand/historyculture/upload/Combined-Letters-with-Sign-2.pdf.


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