Cheyenne Chief Black Kettle: Peace at all costs

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

Of all those who worked for peace on the plains, there was one man who never gave up, despite having every reason to wage a total war against the whites. That man was Black 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

Captain Silas S. Soule: Paid with his life to do the right thing

This article first appeared in the Broomfield Enterprise in 2008.

Early on a snowy November morning, about 70 people gathered around a soldier’s grave in the Civil War section of Denver’s Riverside Cemetery. The date was November 29, 2008, and the grave belonged to Silas S. Soule, who died from an assassin’s bullet on April 23, 1865. Continue reading