Bronze sculpture, a tribute to Cheyenne peace chief Black Kettle, by John Bennett, Texas State Artist 2010

Leaving Sand Creek is my tribute to the Cheyenne peace chief Black Kettle, and his people. The Sand Creek Massacre occurred on November 29, 1864, when Colorado Territory militia attacked and destroyed many of those in a peaceful village of Cheyenne and Arapaho.

bronze, 19″ high (click image to enlarge)