Ned Wynkoop: Risked his life to make peace

Excerpts from my book, Forgotten Heroes and Villains of Sand Creek (June 11, 2010).

Brash, good-looking, and ambitious, Edward (Ned) Wynkoop started out as one of frontier Denver’s “bad boys,” chumming around with actors, rebels, and gunmen. Later, as commander of Fort Lyon for the First Colorado Cavalry, he underwent an abrupt and radical transformation. He put his career, his life, and the lives of his men on the line in an audacious attempt to bring peace to Colorado Territory.

Edward "Ned" Wynkoop

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