On This Day: In 1865 Cheyenne, Sioux, and Arapahoe attacked and successfully defeated the US soldiers at Fort Rankin, Colorado

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From Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources

On This Day: In 1865 Cheyenne, Sioux, and Arapahoe attacked and successfully defeated the US soldiers at Fort Rankin, Colorado. After the massacre at Sand Creek, the survivors fled north to the Republican River where the main body of Cheyenne were camped. The Cheyennes sent a messenger to the Sioux and Arapaho inviting them to join them in a war on the settlers.

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