Light Shining into Old West Darkness Brings New Oklahoma Life - Podcast


SAND CREEK MASSACRE

The 1864 Sand Creek Massacre of Cheyenne Indians by Union troops during the Civil War was an epic tragedy, but the moral courage of two American soldiers brought great and lasting light from the darkness.

Two American horse soldiers in the Old West prove that even in such darkness as the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre, refusing to bow to the evil all around can bring luminous blessings—to both the near and far future. John’s good friend and pastor Wade Burleson, an award-winning author, broadcaster, and avocational historian, continues “The Burleson Chapters” of OKLAHOMA GOLD! during John’s fourth-month sabbatical that his Red River Institute of History Board of Directors has asked him to take to complete THE OKLAHOMANS 2.


Wade and iHeartRadio star Gwin Faulconer-Lippert stitch together the historic path between famed Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman, the 1867 Treaty of Medicine Lodge, a five-year-old Arapaho circus boy, and young Natives in 21st Century Oklahoma. It’s the twenty-fifth episode of our weekly OKLAHOMA GOLD! radio program and podcast. Go HERE to listen to them all! Future episodes explore more great heroes, events, and movements of Oklahoma History.

WILLIAM T. SHERMAN

William T. Sherman, a famed Union general during the War Between the States known for his brutal Total War against Southern soldiers and civilians alike, played the role of lifegiver and peacemaker with a five-year-old Arapaho circus boy and a historic peace conference between the post-war U.S. Government and the Plains Indian tribes.

TREATY OF MEDICINE LODGE

The 1867 Treaty of Medicine Lodge was a huge and historic assembly that charted the future of western Oklahoma and the American West.

Be sure to check out all of our other episodes of the weekly OKLAHOMA GOLD! radio program and podcast. Go HERE to keep up with them all. Future episodes explore more great heroes, events, and movements of Oklahoma History.

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