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Kiowa County Statistics

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 1,785.76 square miles , of which 1,770.99 square miles is.

About Kiowa County, CO

Kiowa County is the second least densely populated of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States . The county population was 1,622 at the 2000 census . The county seat is Eads . The county was named for the Kiowa Nation of Native Americans .

Sand Creek massacre Sand Creek massacre On November 29, 1864, more than a decade before Colorado became a state and long before Kiowa County was formed, a massacre of Native Americans , a group of old men, women, and children, occurred on Sand Creek that initially was greeted as a victory in the Colorado War against hostile Indians; within months, Congressional inquiries revealed the truth, and a national scandal erupted. It happened in what is now Kiowa County, and is known as the Sand Creek Massacre . Territorial Governor John Evans eventually lost his job for his part in setting up the incident, and Colonel John Chivington , commander of the U.S. forces, was castigated by the United States Congress and the scandal followed him for the rest of his life. Evans would go on to make significant important contributions to the early Denver community and while Chivington also made some, his reputation remained tainted while Evans is still honored today. In 2005, final land acquisitions by the National Park Service allowed official designation of the Sand...

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