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

    Sand Creek Massacre

    National Historic Site Colorado

Things To Do

At the Site:

  • Learn about the Massacre from an interpretive ranger.
  • Picnic in the trees of the former Dawson homestead.
  • Walk to the top of the Overlook Hill.
  • Look for rare birds, insects, and flora.
  • Continue along the bluffs trail to admire the High Plains landscape.
  • Honor the dead by paying respect at the repatriation burial area

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.