Chief Left Hand: Renaissance Man of the Arapaho

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

Gifted in languages and marked by a rich curiosity about the white world, Left Hand was a man ahead of his time. He possessed a clarity of foresight that few around him shared, and an unrelenting pragmatism that informed every action he took. 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