• Blankets, hides, and other offerings hang at massacre overlook

    Sand Creek Massacre

    National Historic Site Colorado

The Sand Creek Massacre - 8 Hours that changed the Great Plains forever

The Sand Creek Massacre: profound, symbolic, spiritual, controversial, a site unlike any other in America. 

As 675 cavalrymen came around a prairie bend, the camps of Chiefs Black Kettle, White Antelope, and Left Hand lay in the valley before them.  Chaotic, horrific, tumultuous, and bloody, the events of November 29, 1864 changed the course of history.

Did You Know?

Northern Arapaho: White Buffalo

The Arapaho tribe is comprised of two groups. The Northern Arapaho generally reside at Wind River, Wyoming, near Ethete. Most Southern Arapaho live scattered in western Oklahoma, in the communities of Canton, Geary, and Colony.