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November 17, 2015
Community Invited to Park Open House Event in Eads
Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site and Superintendent Alexa Roberts cordially invite you to a free Holiday Open House on December 7, 2015.

November 17, 2015
17th Annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run/Walk
The 17th Annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run begins November 26, 2015, at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site.

November 17, 2015
Park Observes the 151st Anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre
This year marks the 151st anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre. This dark chapter in the history of the United States will be commemorated in two free programs in Kiowa County on Sunday, November 29, 2015.

November 16, 2015
Sand Creek Massacre NHS Park Switches to Winter Hours
The Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site will change to its winter schedule beginning Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

April 23, 2015
Tourism to Sand Creek Massacre NHS Creates over $400,000 in Economic Benefits
Report shows visitor spending supports 7 jobs in local economy

150th Anniversary News Releases:

1,000 join in weekend of ceremonies, events to mark 150 years since Sand Creek Massacre
Massacre, Mistrust, and Misery - December 2014
The Sand Creek Massacre - November 2014
The Letter and the Leaders - October 2014
Lone Bear's Family and the Sand Creek Massacre - September 2014
The August Proclamation and the Third Colorado Cavalry - August 2014
Evans' "Proclamation to the Friendly Indians" - July 2014
Hungate Family Murdered - June 2014
Murder of Chief Lean Bear Results in Revenge - May 2014
Colorado in the Civil War - April 2014
The Gold Rush and the Plains of Colorado -March 2014
A Tale of Two Treaties - February 2014
The Southern Cheyenne Odyssey - January 2014

Informational Bulletins and Briefs:
What's in a Word? - Information on use of the word "Militia" from seasonal ranger Jeff Campbell.



Natural Resource Bulletins and Briefs:
Birds - A summary of some of the bird species.
Cottonwoods - Notes on the trees of Sand Creek.
Fish - Study results on what fish can be found in Sand Creek.
Hydrogeology - Information on the creek's course.
Pollen Project - Analysis on pollen in soils samples.
Prairie Dogs - Details of this important high plains genus.
Rare Species - Some Threatened and Endangered Species use Sand Creek in migrations or as their homes.
Site Location Study Brief - A condensed version of the Site Location Study.
Soils - Sandy and loamy, humans can impact soils and plants greatly.
Special Resource Study Brief - A reduced version of the Special Resource Study.
Vegetation - The high plains boasts important native grasses and plants.
Wetlands - Despite the dry conditions, Sand Creek can boast high groundwater levels and riparian areas.



Safety Bulletins and Briefs:
Dehydration - On the dry high plains, thirst can be an important issue.
Heat Exhaustion - In summer, temperatures can reach well over 100 degrees.
Lightning - Thunderstorms often sweep across Sand Creek.
Plague - Prairie dogs can suffer from this disease and potentially pass it to humans.
Rattlesnakes - 95% of rattlesnake bites result from people harassing or moving the snake; this brief details ways to avoid bites from the remaining 5%.
Ticks - May carry Lyme Disease or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
Tornadoes - Safety tips regarding these forces of nature.
 

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