Betrayal on the Plains; an American Atrocity

On November 29th, 1864, Chiefs Black Kettle, White Antelope, Left Hand and others were encamped with around 750 Arapaho and Cheyenne people in a valley by the Big Sandy Creek. A hope for peace, brought forth by Black Kettle was in the balance. It was a tragic day where the blood of the Cheyenne and Arapaho was shed, and a painful memory for generations of Native Americans was made. Read More

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Park Ranger John Launius introduces visitors to the story of the Sand Creek Massacre.

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site front sign
Planning Your Visit

Basic Information when planning to visit the Sand Creek Massacre NHS

Site of the Sand Creek Massacre in the evening
Learn About the Park

Discover the stories and history found at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

A portion of an elk hide painting by Eugene Ridgely, SR.
Directions and Road Conditions

The site of the Sand Creek Massacre is located near Eads, Colorado, and requires driving on dirt roads

Educational programs offered and Sand Creek Massacre NHS

Educational programs offered at the Sand Creek Massacre NHS

Last updated: April 24, 2024

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Eads, CO 81036-0249


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