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Sand Creek Massacre

11/7/2018

article Get out of Town: Sand Creek Massacre site provides glimpse into southeast Colorado's grim history
(Colorado) -- One of the worst episodes in American history took place right here in Colorado: the Sand Creek Massacre. A strong case can be made that Sand Creek is one...

10/30/2018

article Sand Creek speaker series: Causes of the Sand Creek Massacre
(Colorado) -- "I tell you, Ned, it was hard to see little children on their knees have their brains beat out by men professing to be civilized." So wrote...

10/29/2018

press release Free Presentation on the Causes of the Sand Creek Massacre
(Colorado) -- On Thursday, November 8th at 6:30 pm, join noted historian and author Dr. Gary L. Roberts, at the Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center (High Plains Theatre...

11/21/2017

article Remembering the U.S. Soldiers Who Refused Orders to Murder Native Americans at Sand Creek
(Colorado) -- Every Thanksgiving weekend for the past 18 years, Arapaho and Cheyenne youth lead a 180-mile relay from the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site to...

11/19/2017

article NAISA holds annual Sand Creek Massacre commemoration
(Illinois) -- On the day of the Sand Creek Massacre, Chief White Antelope rushed to tell American soldiers his people meant no harm. When the men continued firing, he...

8/19/2017

article A history of racism, the KKK and crimes against American Indians: Colorado’s struggle with divisive monuments started long ago
(Colorado) -- Spurred by the violence in Charlottesville, Va., the nation is once again in the middle of a heated disagreement over our past — or, more accurately...

3/17/2017

article Legislature green lights Sand Creek memorial. But what will it look like? Where will it stand?
(Colorado) -- Lawmakers passed a resolution green lighting a memorial to be placed on the Capitol grounds dedicated to the 1864 Sand Creek massacre, in which Colorado...

2/24/2017

article Sand Creek Massacre Amulet Lost, Reward Offered
(Oklahoma) -- Cultures taught to consider the impact each decision has on seven future generations know that the reverse is also true—choices from past generations...

12/14/2016

article From Sand Creek to 9/11, Boulder Library Deemed Keeper of Government History
(Colorado) -- At the University of Boulder's Norlin Library you can peruse a sheepskin-covered copy of congressional reports from the 1800s or read an 1893 account...

11/25/2016

article Remembering the US Soldiers Who Refused Orders to Murder Native Americans at Sand Creek
(Colorado) -- Every Thanksgiving weekend for the past 17 years, Arapaho and Cheyenne youth lead a 180-mile relay from the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site to...

11/23/2016

article American Indian tribes commemorate Colorado’s Sand Creek Massacre
(Colorado) -- On the morning of Nov. 29, 1864, Col. John M. Chivington led a band of volunteer soldiers to an American Indian encampment on the Sand Creek Reservation...

11/21/2016

article Remembering the US soldiers who refused orders to murder Native Americans at Sand Creek
(Colorado) -- Every Thanksgiving weekend for the past 17 years, Arapaho and Cheyenne youth lead a 180-mile relay from the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site to...

8/25/2016

article Sand Creek Memorial At Colorado’s Capitol Could Help Heal Old Wounds
(Colorado) -- The suffering caused by the Sand Creek Massacre more than 150 years ago still angers Herb Welsh of the Northern Arapaho tribe. His ancestors survived the...

8/7/2016

article Remembering a dark chapter in American history
(Colorado) -- A lecture about the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864 is planned this week at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College. A talk about the Sand Creek...

7/29/2016

article 'So it won't happen again': How the descendants remember the Sand Creek massacre
(Colorado) -- Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site is unique within the national park system for throwing a spotlight on an atrocity that took place on American...
article Confronting our history and 'unspeakable acts' at the site of the Sand Creek massacre
(Colorado) -- Craig Moore knows that Sand Creek can be a hard sell, especially to a group of teenagers on spring break. Groggy from the 2 ½-hour drive from Denver...
article Memorials to a tragic past: National Park Service sites that consider the dark side of our history
(Colorado) -- As a curator of American history, the National Park Service can be the bearer of bad news. Sand Creek is not the only site that considers the dark side of...

6/2/2016

article My Great-Great-Grandfather and an American Indian Tragedy
(Colorado) -- As dawn broke over the eastern Colorado prairie on Nov. 29, 1864, a hastily assembled regiment of volunteer U.S. cavalrymen approached their target: a...

5/3/2016

article Descendants of Sand Creek Massacre victims, John Evans’ relatives talk healing wounds
(Illinois) -- The Sand Creek Massacre was an atrocity, Anne Hayden said, and her great-great-grandfather John Evans was responsible. Hayden made that statement during a...

12/1/2015

article Gov. Hickenlooper announces transfer of state-owned land to Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
(Colorado) -- Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced the transfer of 640 acres of state-owned land to the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site.

11/30/2015

article Tribes Seek Sand Creek Massacre Memorial At Colorado's Capitol
(Colorado) -- A massacre in a remote part of southeastern Colorado could become a major focal point of the state Capitol grounds. Descendants of the victims of the Sand...

9/21/2015

article Native American Artists Response to Tragedy
(Illinois) -- A traveling contemporary artwork collection, making a five-week stop at Northwestern University early this fall, captures the visual history of a tragic...

6/17/2015

article Sand Creek Massacre Site Master Plan Gets Public Hearing
(Colorado) -- The National Park Service is asking the public to weigh in on the future of the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site in eastern Colorado. The site...

6/11/2015

article 150 Years Later, Two Universities Answer for Their Founder's Role in the Sand Creek Massacre
(USA) -- November 29, 2014, was the 150th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre, one of the most violent days in American Indian history. On that fateful morning, a...

6/4/2015

article Sand Creek Massacre Symposium explores possibilities for reconciliation
(Colorado) -- With the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre successfully concluded, it’s time to focus on how best to reconcile past injustices.

1/5/2015

article Native artists respond to tragedy of the Sand Creek Massacre in DU exhibit
(Colorado) -- An expansion of a pop-up exhibit that was on display at the Denver Art Museum in November and December, “One November Morning,” running Jan. 5...

12/29/2014

article Lawrence founder recognized this month for revealing truth about 1864 Sand Creek Indian massacre
(Kansas) -- When 16-year-old Silas Soule and his family moved to Kansas to help settle Lawrence in 1854, the Maine native quickly found himself in the thick of danger....

12/20/2014

article Video: Watch Colorado Governor’s Sand Creek Apology
(Colorado) -- Cheyenne and Arapaho Television (CATV 47) was on hand for the 150th commemoration of the Sand Creek Massacre and documented the moment on December 3 when...

12/15/2014

article 150 Years Later, A Formal Apology For The Sand Creek Massacre
(Colorado) -- A stretch of dry, empty prairie where the Sand Creek Massacre took place in Colorado has hardly changed in a century and a half.

12/6/2014

article Hero of Sand Creek Massacre in Colorado honored on 150th anniversary
(Colorado) -- As dawn broke, the first headstones began appearing against a backdrop of oil refineries and rolling freight trains. Most were indistinguishable —...

12/5/2014

article Opinion: How long before we recognize the atrocities of our times?
(California) -- On Wednesday, a grand jury in Staten Island decided, despite clear video of the confrontation, that there was insufficient evidence that the police...

12/3/2014

article Cheyenne, Arapahoe runners remember 1864 massacre
(Colorado) -- One by one, the runners walked by the simple marble gravestone of one of two U.S. Army officers who refused to fire on their ancestors in one of the worst...
article Gov. Hickenlooper apologizes for state as Native American runners mark Sand Creek Massacre anniversary
(Colorado) -- Tribal members marked the 150th anniversary of the one of the American history's worst massacres Wednesday by paying tribute at an old Denver cemetery...
article Hickenlooper offers apology for Sand Creek Massacre on 150th anniversary
(Colorado) -- As Native American tribal members from around the West gathered to mark the 150th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre, Colorado’s governor offered...

12/2/2014

article The Country's Most Revealing Memorial to the Sand Creek Massacre Used to Celebrate the Killings
(Colorado) -- Last weekend, members of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe tribes commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Sand Creek massacre in southeast Colorado, where...

11/30/2014

article BLOG: "My Relatives at Sand Creek"
(Colorado) -- On this day (Nov 1864), Chief Black Kettle’s Cheyenne camp, joined by a few of Left Hand’s Arapaho lodges, rested before sunrise about 180...
article Native History: Ways to Remember Sand Creek on the 150th Anniversary
(Colorado) -- Some would prefer to sweep away memories of the massacre, but forgetting the dead is not the traditional—or honorable—way. Otto Braided Hair...
article Remembering the Sand Creek Massacre 150 Years Later
(Colorado) -- As National Native American Heritage winds down, many descendants of those killed at the Sand Creek Massacre and others from the Cheyenne and Arapaho...

11/29/2014

article A Mass Murder That Happened One Hundred and Fifty Years Ago Today, in Eastern Colorado
(Colorado) -- One hundred and fifty years ago today, over seven hundred 1st and 3rd Colorado Cavalry troops as well as a company of the 1st Regiment New Mexico Volunteer...
article A Massacre in the Family
(Colorado) -- As dawn broke over the eastern Colorado prairie on Nov. 29, 1864, a hastily assembled regiment of volunteer U.S. cavalrymen approached their target: a...
article Our Thanksgiving responsibility: Native Americans, honest history and the simple power of remembrance
(USA) -- Along the horizon-chasing highways of Wyoming stand 88 signs commemorating the routes taken by Arapaho and Cheyenne people who escaped the brutality of the Sand...
article Remember the Sand Creek Massacre
(Connecticut) -- MANY people think of the Civil War and America’s Indian wars as distinct subjects, one following the other. But those who study the Sand Creek...
article Sand Creek Remembrance by Tribes
(Colorado) -- Members of the Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes gathered Saturday to remember the Sand Creek Massacre on the 150th Anniversary.
article What Led to the Sand Creek Massacre? Check Out This Timeline
(Colorado) -- This year marks the 150th anniversary since the Sand Creek Massacre, a tragic and unnecessary event of November 29, 1864 forever changed Indian relations...

11/28/2014

article Sand Creek Massacre: 150th anniversary events begin Saturday
(Colorado) -- Beginning early Saturday, a series of events will mark the 150th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre. Nearly 200 Cheyenne and Arapaho — most of...

11/27/2014

article BLACKHAWK: Remember the Sand Creek Massacre
(Connecticut) -- MANY people think of the Civil War and America’s Indian wars as distinct subjects, one following the other. But those who study the Sand Creek...

11/26/2014

article Sand Creek Massacre: Rocky Mountain PBS Will Air an Hour-Long Special on Thanksgiving
(Colorado) -- On Saturday, November 29, members of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes will gather in southeast Colorado to mark the 150th anniversary of that dark day in...

11/23/2014

article Healing slow to come for Sand Creek victims’ descendants
(Colorado) -- The Sand Creek Massacre decimated native peoples, desecrated their land, destroyed much of their leadership and fractured their tribes.
article The Horrific Sand Creek Massacre Will Be Forgotten No More
(Colorado) -- Jeff Campbell worked for 20 years as a criminal investigator for the state of New Mexico. He specialized in cold cases. These days, he applies his...

11/7/2014

article The Sand Creek Massacre 150 years later
(Colorado) -- In 1864, former Methodist minister Col. John Chivington became angry and pounded on a table at Fort Lyon. He expounded, "Damn any man who sympathizes...

11/3/2014

article University releases report on founder’s role in Sand Creek Massacre
(Colorado) -- One hundred and fifty years ago, on Nov. 29, 1864, at an area known as Sand Creek, near the present-day town of Eads, Colo., a group of U.S. militia...

10/28/2014

article Native Sun News: Event commemorates Sand Creek Massacre
(Montana) -- Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho tribal members spoke at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), Washington, D.C. on Oct. 9, at an event titled...

10/27/2014

article Sand Creek Massacre remembered
(Washington D.C.) -- Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho tribal members spoke at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), Washington, D.C. on Oct. 9, at an event...

10/11/2014

article Sand Creek: The Letter and the Leaders
(Colorado) -- This article is part of a series by the National Park Service concerning the 150th Anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre. On June 27, 1864, Colorado...

9/21/2014

article Cultural Center Aims to Inspire Peace and Healing During Massacre Anniversary
(Colorado) -- This fall and winter, Tesoro Cultural Center will host special commemoration events at The Fort restaurant in Morrison, Colorado to honor the 150th...

9/19/2014

article Sand Creek Massacre: Petition Demands Change at Ghost Town Named for John Chivington
(Colorado) -- On Wednesday, September 24, members of the Sand Creek Massacre Commemoration Commission will head northeast from Eads along Chief White Antelope Way to the...

8/22/2014

article Article examines role of religion in Sand Creek Massacre
(Nebraska) -- Historian Christopher Rein examines religious violence and "Manifest Destiny" as causal factors of the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre in the summer...

7/14/2014

article Did He Plan It? Governor’s Culpability in Sand Creek Massacre Still Unclear
(Illinois) -- Nearly a century and a half after a congressional panel recommended that John Evans be removed as governor of the Colorado Territory, the man is on trial...

7/5/2014

article Sand Creek Massacre Site Hosts Independence Day Events
(Colorado) -- On November 29, 1864, Cheyenne Chief White Antelope sang his death song as some 200 Arapaho and Cheyenne were massacred by Colorado Volunteers of the U.S....

6/28/2014

article Native History: Proclamation Sets Course Toward Sand Creek Massacre
(USA) -- This Date in Native History: On June 27, 1864, John Evans, governor of the Colorado Territory in Denver, issued a proclamation “To the Friendly Indians of...

5/30/2014

article Northwestern Issues Report on One of Its Founder's Links to Massacre of Native Americans
(Illinois) -- Northwestern University on Thursday released an independently prepared report on one of its founders, John Evans, and his links to mistreatment of Native...

5/16/2014

article Native History: Murder of Chief Lean Bear Leads to War, Sandy Creek Massacre
(Colorado) -- “I can only say that I see no way in which your race is to become as numerous and prosperous as the white race except by living as they do, by the...

4/16/2014

article Could a casino help commemorate the Sand Creek Massacre? It has before.
(Colorado) -- Ka-ching. Coloradans could vote on at least three new gambling proposals this November, including one that would allow Kiowa County to host a single casino.

4/2/2014

article Casino gaming in Kiowa County
(Colorado) -- The Board of County Commissioners, Kiowa County is asking for your legislative support to allow a State Ballot question that would permit limited Casino...
article Sand Creek Massacre history to be preserved by gambling? It's happened before
(Colorado) -- Coloradans could vote on at least three new gambling proposals this November, including one that would allow Kiowa County to build a casino.

8/30/2013

article OP/ED: Right call (but late) on Sand Creek Massacre exhibit
(Colorado) -- History Colorado has made the right decision by closing, temporarily at least, its exhibit on the Sand Creek Massacre while officials consult with the...

7/12/2013

article American Indian descendants of Sand Creek Massacre seek reparations
(Colorado) -- Four descendants of Arapaho and Cheyenne Indians slaughtered in 1864 by U.S. federal troops in Colorado sued the federal government on Thursday for...
article Sand Creek Massacre descendants sue federal government for reparations
(Colorado) -- Descendants of victims of the Sand Creek Massacre have filed a class-action lawsuit in Denver against the federal government, seeking reparations they...

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