On March 8th, the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribune tweeted, “Today a Sand Creek Massacre monument was erected on the south side of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes headquarters in Concho, Okla. The Sand Creek Massacre occurred on Nov. 29, 1864 in Eads, Colo.” The Sand Creek Massacre spurred events that led to the Battle of the Washita. After Sand Creek, Southern Plains Tribes retaliated. In response, the 7th US Cavalry began it’s 1868-1869 Winter Campaign, surprising Chief Black Kettle’s village along the Washita River. If the opportunity arises and you are on your way to Oklahoma City, consider a side…

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GIVING…Security State Bank Vice President Josh Haven presents a check to Ann Merritt for the Christmas Food Basket Giving Tree Project. Also pictured is Laura

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