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

    Sand Creek Massacre

    National Historic Site Colorado

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  • April Night Tour of Sand Creek

    Sand Creek Massacre NHS is offering an evening tour and presentation on April 19, 2014. Appointments are required; please see the linked page for more information on scheduling and information. More »

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?

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.