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1) Read Soule’s December 14, 1864, letter concerning the Sand Creek Massacre within the link provided.

2) Read pages 450 457 of the US History online textbook.

3) Read the provided YAWP readings.

4) Review the videos provided.

5) Review the AMERICAN WEST PowerPoint presentation provided.

Consider this:

Andrew Myrick, a trader and participant in the U.S.-Dakota War, said of the Natives and their suffering:

“So far as I am concerned, if they are hungry let them eat grass or their own dung.”

“I have come to kill Indians, and believe it is right and honorable to use any means under God’s heaven to kill Indians.” Colonel John Chivington, who led the Sand Creek Massacre

Using the instructions above, the provided learning materials, and your own research:

Prepare an original discussion post that follows the “IDCQ + Curiosity” framework:

1. Important – What do you think is the most important thing to remember from the assigned sources? Why? What struck you about it? Be specific.

2. Disagree – With which ideas do you disagree? Why? What struck you about it? Be specific.

3. Connection – What connection did you make with your current or past experience or from other historical events? Be specific.

4. Question – What questions arose while you were going through the assigned resources? Be specific.