On November 29, 1864, one of the bloodiest incidents in the history of the Great Plains unfolded near Chivington, Colorado, during which cavalry volunteers killed more than 230 Cheyenne and Arapaho people. The epicenter of the massacre was designated a National Historic Site 10 years ago this week, and its administrators are marking the anniversary with a three-day series of programs. Learn more about the history of the Sand Creek National Historic Site at a Thursday night panel discussion with speakers from the National Park Service and the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes, then reflect on the tragedy during a one-mile night hike on Friday and a guided tour of the site on Saturday.
—Photo courtesy of NPS
- Special Events
- Apr 27, 2017 to Apr 29, 2017
- Thu 5:30 p.m.; Fri 7 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m., 2 p.m.