• 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?

Little Robe, Sand Creek Survivor

The Cheyenne nation composes the Northern and Southern Tribes. Most Northern Cheyenne live in Montana in and around the communities of Busby, Lame Deer, Ashland, and Birney. Most Southern Cheyenne reside in Western Oklahoma, near the towns of Hammon, Seiling, Clinton, and Watonga.