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Edward Wynkoop: Soldier and Indian Agent

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Nancy Oswald

In 1858 Edward Wynkoop arrived in the frontier town of Denver City. He was twenty-two years old and soon became a town leader and Denver's first sheriff. During the American Civil War, he joined the Colorado Volunteers and played an important role in the Union victory at the Battle of Glorieta Pass in New Mexico.

After the Civil War, Wynkoop worked to see that the Plains Indians were treated fairly. He was a popular public figure until he spoke out in protest after the Sand Creek Massacre. His investigations into the actions of Colonel John Chivington’s men at Sand Creek turned the public against him. Today he is a hero to Coloradans. Wynkoop Street in Denver is named for him.

Number Seventeen in the Now You Know Bio series.

"Following the atrocities committed by Chivington and his troops, an outraged Wynkoop courageously launched a campaign against his former superior. Through his efforts, Chivington was condemned by both a military investigation and two government investigations. Wynkoop devoted the rest of his life to work for peaceful negotiations with the Indians. Nancy Oswald has produced an impressive work depicting the life of a Colorado pioneer hero."
—Linda Wommack, historical consultant and author of six books on Colorado history.

Ages 10 and up
70 pages; illustrated
Paperback
Trim: 5.5" by 8.5"
Publication date: 2014

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