The fifteenth annual Sand Creek Massacre Healing Run was full of moving sights and sounds -- from its start at the actual massacre site, which is marked by a sign advising visitors of the "sacred ground" where over 150 Cheyenne and Arapahoe were killed on November 29, 1864, to the State Capitol, and ... More >>
In this week's cover story, "The Sand Creek Massacre Healing Run honors the past, but is heading for the future," Patricia Calhoun chronicles the fifteenth annual Healing Run, marking the November 29, 1864 massacre of 150 Cheyenne and Arapaho -- most of them women, children or elderly men -- by volu ... More >>
History Colorado opened its phase two exhibit, Living West, this past weekend. It's right across the hall from the phase one exhibits that debuted with the museum in April 2012: Colorado Stories, or what's left of them. The sections devoted to Bent's Fort, Camp Amache, Steamboat skiing, mining and ... More >>
While History Colorado and tribal representatives consult on Collision, an exhibit dedicated to the Sand Creek Massacre, and the political and cultural issues that continue to reverberate, other groups are gearing up to mark next year's 150th anniversary of this sad chapter in Colorado history. Loca ... More >>
Seven months after the Northern Cheyenne tribe sent its last letter to History Colorado demanding that Collision: The Sand Creek Massacre 1860s to Today be closed; fourteen months after History Colorado opened its new building with that exhibit in place, despite earlier protests; and almost 149 year ... More >>
Historian Ari Kelman was watching Iron Man 3 this past weekend with his son when he was startled by a familiar reference, one that seemed very out of context in a Hollywood blockbuster. Mandarin, the apparent arch-villain played by Ben Kingsley, was comparing his own act of terrorism in attacking a ... More >>
With all its fancy production -- a soundtrack with barking dogs, gunfire, screams; misty quotes appearing and disappearing, mysterious red, white and blue lights illuminating artifacts -- the single-most stunning item in Collsion: The Sand Creek Massacre, 1860s-Today at History Colorado is a single ... More >>
Ben Nighthorse Campbell works in silver, but his future looks golden.