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    Kiowa County, named after the group of Plains Indians who once inhabited the area, was established on Colorado's eastern plains in 1889.
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Pekka Hämäläinen, The Comanche Empire (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008).

Tony Horwitz, “The Horrific Sand Creek Massacre Will Be Forgotten No More,” Smithsonian Magazine, December 2014.

Kiowa County Economic Development Foundation, “Natural Resources,” n.d.

Kiowa County Historical Society, Kiowa County Colorado Centennial History, 1989 (Dallas, TX: Curtis Media Corporation, 1989).

Alden Miller, “The 150th Year Remembrance of the Sand Creek Massacre,” National Park Service press release, 2014.

Missouri Pacific Iron Mountain, “Eastern Colorado Lands: The Irrigated Switzerland of America,” Missouri Iron Mountain Passenger Traffic Department, 1908.

US Department of Agriculture, “2012 Census of Agriculture County Profile: Kiowa County Colorado,” National Agricultural Statistics Service.

US Department of Agriculture, “Colorado,” US Census of Agriculture, Vol. 1, Part 41 (1935).

US Department of Agriculture, “Wyoming and Colorado,” US Census of Agriculture, Vol. 1, Part 29 (1950).

US Department of Agriculture, “Colorado,” US Census of Agriculture, Vol. 1, Part 6 (1982).

Additional Information: 

Phil Carson, Across the Northern Frontier: Spanish Explorations in Colorado (Boulder: Johnson Books, 1998).

History Colorado, “Kiowa County.”

Ari Kelman, A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling over the Memory of Sand Creek (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2013).

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Elliott West, The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers, and the Rush to Colorado (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998).