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.

A Tipi frame is set up annually to commemorate the tragic attack at Sand Creek

Commemorating A National Tragedy

The annual Sand Creek Spiritual Healing Run Event

Back lit clouds highlight the Sand Creek Massacre Monument.

Planning Your Visit

Basic Information when planning to visit the Sand Creek Massacre NHS

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

910 Wansted
POB 249

Eads, CO 81036-0249


(719) 438-5916

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