Several years of research and cooperation between tribes, state and federal agencies, universities, and affected landowners contributed to the establishment of the Sand Creek Massacre site as a National Park Service unit in 2007. Research continues to be conducted at the site and covers a wide range of subjects including archaeology, birds, and plants.
Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Management Documents.
Did You Know?
John Chivington (1/27/1821-10/4/1894), the controversial commander of the Colorado Volunteers at Sand Creek, had led Union troops to victory at the battle of Glorieta Pass in 1862. The southeastern Colorado town of Chivington, named for the Colonel, was founded in 1887.