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This metal arrow point was recovered from the site of the Sand Creek Massacre and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1882. The notched or serrated stem may have made it easier to haft the point onto the arrow shaft. Some metal points were made by Indians from scraps of metal such as barrel bands. Others were manufactured and traded to them by Europeans and Americans. Ove 150 peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho, mostly women, children, and older men, were massacred at their Sand Creek village on November 29, 1864 by Colonel Chivington and some of his men. Six hundred Cheyenne and Sioux escaped. The site of the massacre is now a National Historic Site in Colorado.

Date: 1864

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Item Number: 508810
Call Number: 82.2.2 Joseph Savage donation 4" x 3/4"
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 508810

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