References to the Sand Creek Massacre are everywhere these days, including page 55 of the new AP United States History course, one of the most controversial -- if unread -- documents in Colorado and the focus of the proposed curriculum review committee that a few members of the Jefferson County Publ ... More >>
On Wednesday, September 24, members of the Sand Creek Massacre Commemoration Commission will head northeast from Eads along Chief White Antelope Way to the banks of Sand Creek, where 150 members of the Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes were killed by volunteers led by Colonel John Chivington on November 2 ... More >>
Jonathan Bitz says the process of opening Syntax Physic Opera has been heavy, it's been emotional and it's been by far the hardest thing he's ever done. He was hoping to have his music venue and eatery at 554 South Broadway (which most recently housed the Bar and the Atrium) open late last year, but ... More >>
Yesterday, the State of Colorado, History Colorado and representatives of the tribes whose ancestors died at Sand Creek -- the Northern Cheyenne of Montana, the Northern Arapaho of Wyoming, and the Cheyenne and Arapahoe tribes of Oklahoma -- signed a Memorandum of Agreement, "government-to-governmen ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
While the University of Denver explores the role that John Evans, its founder, had to the Sand Creek Massacre, some people have moved beyond study to action. Aaron Sears, for example, has written a script for a movie he plans to direct: The Soul of Silas. The film is far from a big-budget affair -- ... More >>
This is Founder's Day at the University of Denver, with the founder in question being then-territorial governor John Evans. In fact, "the university's highest award" is the Evans Award, which will be handed out to a Board of Trustees member tonight. Before he moved to Colorado, Evans had founded Nor ... More >>
The story of the Sand Creek Massacre is a difficult one to tell -- but also a critical one to tell, and tell right. That's why the Northern Cheyenne are so disappointed with Collision, the History Colorado exhibit, that they have asked it be taken down. That's why two lectures by University of Color ... 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 >>
The battle over the Sand Creek massacre just won't end.
From the week of July 9, 1998
While historians search for the site of the Sand Creek Massacre, Laird Cometsevah listens to his ancestors.