June 23, 2014
Craig Moore, 719-729-3003
Join park staff as they discuss the extraordinary life of Cheyenne Chief Black Kettle. The chief's incredible journey to southeastern Colorado and the complexity of his relationships with other Cheyenne, other tribes, and the U.S. government will be explored. Black Kettle's miraculous escape during the Sand Creek Massacre, his untimely death at the Battle of the Washita, and his profound, yet enigmatic legacy will be highlights of the program. On July 19th, the presentation will begin at 11am and last approximately 60 minutes. Visitors should plan on meeting at the park's overlook area. Inclement weather on the day of the event may result in program cancellation;visitors with reservations will be notified.
Entrance to the park is free and gates open at 9am. The visitor contact station offers water and restroom facilities. The park bookstore is open concurrently with the site and offers over fifty titles to interested visitors. Reservations for "And Still He Stayed!" are encouraged, but not required. Please make reservations by calling 719-729-3003.
The Sand Creek Massacre is located in Kiowa County, Colorado. To visit the site, follow Colorado State Highway 96 east off Highway 287 near Eads, or west off Highway 385 at Sheridan Lake. Near Chivington, turn north onto County Road 54/Chief White Antelope Way or at Brandon, turn north onto County Road 59. Follow these roads to their intersections with County Road W. The park entrance is along CR W a mile east (right) of CR 54 or several miles west (left) of CR 59.
Caution Large Vehicles and Motorcyclists: Eight miles of dirt/sand roads lead to the site.