Mr. Sedivy's History
Historical Figures Architecture



US Flag

Mr. Sedivy's
History Classes:

More Features:

Site Search
History QuotesHumor
Submit Links/Info
LinksWhat's New?
Shop for Stuff



Highlands Ranch High School - Mr. Sedivy
Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Colorado History

- Colorado History -
Colorado History Critical Book Reviews

Colorado History Books

The following books, indicated portions of books, and combinations of books are acceptable for book reviews. Other books may be substituted, but only with the permission of the instructor. When seeking the instructorÕs approval, bring a copy of the book, which you desire to review so that the instructor may examine it.

Report upon the entirety of any one of the following books:

Emmitt, Robert. The Last War Trail.

Garrard, Lewis. Wah-To-Yah and the Taos Trail.

Grinnell, George. By Cheyenne Campfires.

Howbert, Irving. Indians of the Pike's Peak Region.

Jones, Douglas C. The Treaty of Medicine Lodge.

Moomaw, Jack C. Recollections of a Rocky Mountain Ranger.

Scott, Bob. Blood at Sand Creek, The Massacre Revisited.

Terrell, John. Zebulon Pike.

Report upon the portion indicated by page numbers of the following books:

Berthrong, D.J. The Southern Cheyenne, pp. 76-317.

Carrol, John. (ed.) The Sand Creek Massacre, A Documentary History, pp. 1-187 or 191-418

Grinnel, George. The Cheyenne Indians, I, pp. 1-101, 127-157, 247-311, and 336-358.

Grinnel, George. The Cheyenne Indians, II, pp. 1-165, 337-381.

Hyde, G.H. Life of George Bent, pp. 31-266.

James, Edwin. Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Vol. II, pp. 1-205.

Jocknick, Sidney. Early Days on the Western Slope of Colorado, pp. 21-54, 81-147, 176-234, 289-298, and 341-384.

Lavender, David. Bent's Fort, pp. 9-203 or 177-393.

Stands-In-Timber, John. Cheyenne Memories, pp. 1-211.

Tenholm, Virginia. The Arapahoe, Our People, pp. 1-196.

Ware, Eugene. The Indian War of 1864, pp. 176-392.

Report upon the entire first book in addition to the portion indicated of the second book:

Hoig, Stan. The Sand Creek Massacre and Dunn, J.P. Massacre of the Mountains, Chapter XIII.

Jefferson, James, et. al., The Southern Utes and Howbert, Irving, Memories of a Lifetime in the Pikes Peak Region, pp. 95-162, 177-214.

Urquhart, Lena. Colorow, The Angry Chieftain and Grinnell, George. Pawnee, Blackfoot and Cheyenne, pp. 159-301.

Report upon the portions of two or more books indicated:

Fritz, Percy. Colorado, The Centennial State, pp. 3-98, 203-212, 282-290 and Jackson and Spence (eds.) The Expeditions of John Charles Fremont, I, pp. 426-456,705-725.

Jackson, Donald. (ed.) The Military Conquest of the Southern Plains, pp.3-31, 63-80, 127-132 and White, Lonnie; Hostiles and Horse Soldiers, pp. 1-44, 68-84 and Marshall, S. L. A.; The Crimsoned Prairie, pp. 1-46 and Ware, Eugene; The Indian War of 1864, pp. 340-392.

Back to the top of page

- Colorado History In Depth -
Lecture Notes, Reading, and Information:

| The Cheyenne Migration to Colorado |
| The Gratlan Affair, Massacre, Fort Laramie Treaty |

The Cheyenne Social Club
| A Cheyenne War Story: Wolf Road, the Runner |
| Cheyenne Traditions and Beliefs, Sacred Stories |
| Horses, Warriors, War Pipe, Sweatlodge Ceremony |
| Cheyenne War Parties and Battle Tactics |
| The Scalp Dance and Other Cheyenne Dances |

Fort Union
| The Sante Fe Trail and Fort Union |
| Sumner - Ninth Military Department / The First Fort Union |
| Early Arrivals to Fort Union, Daily Life at Fort Union |
| Captain Grover - The New Fort Union, the Confederate Threat |
| Fort Union Arsenal, William Shoemaker, End of Fort Union |

Americans from the East
| Thomas Jefferson, the Louisiana Purchase |
| The Expedition of Zebulon Pike |
| Pikes Peak or Bust / Colorado Gold Rush |

Colorado's Role in the US Civil War
| The Civil War, Fort Wise / Fort Lyon |
| Mace's Hole, Colonel Canby, F.C.V.R. | Fort Weld |
| The Pet Lambs, John Chivington |
| General Henry Sibly, Battle of Valverde, Fort Union |

Cripple Creek District Labor Strikes
| The Western Federation of Miners / State Militia |
| The 1893 - 1894 Strike | The Strike of 1903 - 1904 |
| The Mine Owners Association |
| Crimes and Military Rule in the Cripple Creek District |
| Marshall Law in Cripple Creek District / End of the Strike |
Early Cripple Creek District
| Photos, Fire, and Life in Cripple Creek |
| Other Colorful Towns in the Cripple Creek District:
Gillett - Colorado's Only Bullfight, Victor, Independence
| A Guide to the Miners' Gritty Lingo |

More Colorado History Information
| Bent's Fort Photos, Personalities, Plans, and More |

| What Was Easter Like at Bent's Fort? |
| Colorado Trivia, Miscellaneous Old Photos,
Western Personalities, Forts, and More

| Lullabies for Jittery Cows - Cowboy Ballads |
| Heraldry of the Branding Iron |
| Project Aims to Clear Infamous Cannibal, Alferd Packer |
Lead Gives Alferd Packer's Story More Weight |
| Legendary Colorado Love Stories: Baby Doe Tabor & More |
| Colorado Pioneer Women: Elizabeth Byers |
| Early Denver Jokes / The History of April Fools' Day |

Colorado History Book Review Info
| Colorado History Book Review List |
Sample Critical Book Reviews

| Bent | Summit |

Colorado History Research Activity
| Sand Creek |

Colorado Geography Activities / Worksheets
| Colorado Map Activity | Mountain Passes | Mining Camps |
| Mineral Names | Fun Names | Indian Names | Spanish Names |

Relevant Colorado History Movies - Viewer Worksheets
| Pueblo Cliff Dwellers | Little Big Man |
| A Man Called Horse | Jeremiah Johnson |

Back to the top of page



Highlands Ranch High School 9375 South Cresthill Lane Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80126 303-471-7000

Mr. Sedivy's History Classes
| Colorado History | American Government | Advanced Placement Modern European History | Rise of Nation State England | World History |
| Home | Back to the top of page | Site Contents |