Sand Creek Massacre

Healing Run has unexpected ending
8:00 pm
Sun December 7, 2014

Link between Sand Creek and Ferguson

Native American Tribal member, Alan Fletcher, left, Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes, dons a traditional Native American headdress at the west steps of the Colorado Capitol on Wednesday in honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre.
Credit Andy Cross / The Denver Post

Weekend remembrances drew 1,000 visitors to the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site to recognize those brutally killed 150 years ago on November 29.

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Sand Creek Massacre contoversy
8:00 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Clash of cultures or straight-up massacre?

Detail from The Sand Creek massacre, painted on elk hide by Northern Arapaho artist Eugene Ridgely.

Nearly 150 years later, the Sand Creek Massacre remains a wound that has not yet fully healed.  This is evident in the recent closing of a permanent exhibit at the History Colorado Center in Denver exploring the 1864 massacre as part of its Colorado Stories section.  The closing was prompted by concerns of Cheyenne and Arapaho tribal members over aspects of the exhibit’s interpretation and the lack of prior consultation, according to a complete story in the Denver Post.  A reopening is pending the state and tribes reaching a consensus on the exhibit.

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High Plains History Episode
8:01 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Sand Creek Survivor Becomes Famous Historical Figure

A survivor of the Sand Creek Massacre became a famous figure in Native American History.