Playhouse 90

Massacre at Sand Creek

Season 1, Ep 13, Aired 12/27/56
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  • Episode Description
  • A drama set in 1860s Colorado about the tragically manipulative ways of a U.S. Army colonel who forces the Cheyenne to fight a battle they want to avoid. Seeking fame and the rank of a general, the self-serving colonel drives the Cheyenne warriors into an unprotectable region known as Sand Creek. Despite the efforts of a young U.S. soldier intent on saving them, the Indians were massacred.

  • Cast & Crew
  • William Sackheim

  • Arthur Hiller

  • Ray Cory

  • Henry Bastista

  • Everett Sloane

    Colonel John Templeton

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (1)

    • Arthur Hiller was nominated for an EMMY for his work in this episode in the Best Direction category.

    Trivia (1)

    • One of the most controversial incidents in Colorado's robust past was the Massacre at Sand Creek in 1864, when the U.S. cavalry efficiently wiped out up to 800 unsuspecting Cheyenne men, women and children. The Cheyennes under Chief Black Kettle had camped at Sand Creek, near Fort Lyon, Colo., under a friendly officer's promise of protection. But the regional cavalry commander, Colonel J.M. Chivington, was a man dedicated to eradicating Indians, and his order to the troops was "Kill all, little and big." Chivington's raiders took no prisoners and carried 100 Indian scalps back to show off in a Denver theater. The massacre fired the Plains Indians to renewed warfare against the white man and shocked the East.

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