Westward Migration and Indian Wars. Review. 1830s Indian Removal Act- legal to remove Indians from their land Worcester v. Georgia (1832) US Supreme Court says Indians have a right to the land Trail of Tears
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US army (led by Gen. Chivington) attacked and massacred Indians in Colorado
About 70-150 Indians killed, mainly women and children
“I saw the bodies of those lying there cut all to pieces, worse mutilated than any I ever saw before; the women cut all to pieces ... With knives; scalped; their brains knocked out; children two or three months old; all ages lying there, from sucking infants up to warriors ... By whom were they mutilated? By the United States troops ...” quote by John Smith
Fingers and ears were cut off the bodies for the jewelry they carried. The body of White Antelope, lying solitarily in the creek bed, was a prime target. Besides scalping him the soldiers cut off his nose, ears, and testicles-the last for a tobacco pouch ... Quote by Stan Hoig