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. Continue reading

Chief Left-Hand of the Arapaho — Iconic figure and a martyr for peace

This article first appeared in the Broomfield Enterprise (4/13/08).

We live on mysterious lands. The history of our region has been on record for less than 200 years and we have only sketchy details about what was going on before the mid -1800s. Continue reading