Sand Creek Massacre: Movies, Lectures and Exhibits Commemorate 150th Anniversary

On December 3, after five days and 170 miles, the fifteenth annual Sand Creek Massacre Healing Run will end with a procession to the steps of the State Capitol, where descendants of Arapaho and Cheyenne tribe members killed at Sand Creek will join with more tribal representatives, historians, politicians and other supporters in commemorating the 150th anniversary of that dark chapter in Colorado history.

From there, the tribal members will head to History Colorado -- where they'll find a ceremonial feast, but not the temporary installation on Sand Creek promised by History Colorado in the current edition of its magazine.

See also: Sand Creek Massacre -- John Evans Founded DU, But Left a Legacy of Shame

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