The public is invited to a book launching of " Mochi's War, The Tragedy of Sand Creek" at the Plains Theatre, Eads, Colorado, Sunday, June 14, at noon.

The public is invited to a book launching of " Mochi's War, The Tragedy of Sand Creek" at the Plains Theatre, Eads, Colorado, Sunday, June 14, at noon. Co-Author Chris Enss will be in attendance. With this book being so significant to this area, we are pleased to welcome the launching of such a piece of history.

Mochi's War: The Tragedy of Sand Creek

TwoDot, an imprint of Globe Pequot, is proud to announce the June 16, 2015 release of Mochi’s War: The Tragedy of Sand Creek, by Chris Enss and Howard Kazanjian (978-0-7627-6077-0, $16.95 trade paperback).

After the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864, one woman survived physically unharmed, but emotionally devastated by the destruction of her tribe and determined to avenge her dead relatives. Her story has rarely been told, and Mochi’s War is the first book to tell it in full.

On Nov. 28, 1864, Colonel John Chivington and his militia attacked a Cheyenne Indian village in southeastern Colorado. Between 150 and 200 Cheyenne Indians were estimated killed, nearly all elderly men, women and children. The events at Sand Creek motivated Mochi to embark a decade long reign of terror. With each raid she remembered the horror of the massacre, and it goaded her on to terrible violence against those encroaching on Indian soil. The war between the Indians and the government lasted 10 years after the Sand Creek Massacre occurred. Mochi’s war ended with her arrest and imprisonment in 1874 – the only woman ever to be incarcerated by the United States as a prisoner of War.

Mochi’s War: The Tragedy of Sand Creek explores the story and its repercussions into the last part of the nineteenth century from the perspective of a Cheyenne woman whose determination swept her into some of the most dramatic and heartbreaking moments in the conflicts that grew through the west in the aftermath of Sand Creek.

About the authors: Chris Enss is an award-winning screen writer who has written for television, short subject films, live performances, and for the movies, and is the author or co-author of numerous books, including "The Death Row All Stars" — soon to be a motion picture — with Howard Kazanjian. Howard Kazanjian is an award-winning producer and entertainment executive who has been producing feature films and television programs for more than 25 years. While vice president of production for Lucasfilm Ltd., he produced two of the highest grossing films of all time.