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Massacre at Cheyenne Hole: Lieutenant Austin Henley and the Sappa Creek Controversy Hardcover – June 1, 1999


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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: University Press of Colorado (June 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 087081527X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0870815270
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,625,657 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A native of Kansas City, John H. Monnett is the author of the award-winning The Battle of Beecher Island and the Indian War of 18671869 and Colorado Profiles (University Press of Colorado) as well as three other books on the history of the American West. Dr. Monnett teaches Western and Colorado history at Metropolitan State College in Denver. He lives in Lafayette, Colorado, with his wife, Linda, and son, Darren.

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Dr. John Monnett is an award winning author and a professor of history at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He has written or contributed to thirteen books and hundreds of articles and book reviews on thie history of the American West. He is recipient of a 2010 Wrangler Award from the National Western Heritage Center. His provocative book, "Where a Hundred Soldiers Were Killed" was runner up for the Colorado Humanities Center for the Book best non-fiction prize for 2009. In addition he has won the Coke award from from Westerners International and given the Fred Rosenstock Lifetime Achievement Award from Denver Westerners. He is a sought after speaker at historical societies and conferences and a member of the Western History Association, Organization of American Historians, and the American History Association.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By book lover on March 16, 2012
Format: Hardcover
In Massacre at Cheyenne Hole historian John Monnett ably tells the story of this little known Kansas Indian fight in April 1875. Was it a massacre or an unfortunate encounter in which about twenty-seven Cheyennes were killed (and about thirty-three others escaped). Monnett sifts through the various accounts and evidence. It seems that more women and children were killed than warriors, although the officer in charge, Lieut. Austin Henely, didn't report it that way. In that sense it was perhaps a massacre. There were no prisoners taken; did the soldiers kill the wounded (assuming there were any wounded, and purposely throw them into a fire)? This question cannot be answered with certainty, although one baby rolled in a blanket may have accidentally been thrown into a fire. The book is a quick read at about 140 pages, including the index.
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