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Contact: Craig Moore, 719-729-3003
Join park staff as they discuss the life and legacy of Sand Creek Massacre survivor Lone Wolf or Stacy Riggs. Rigg's journey from youth to Cheyenne elder coincided with dramatic changes in Cheyenne culture. A baby during the Sand Creek Massacre, Rigg's was one of a handful, perhaps the only Plains Indian to also witness the Battle of the Washita, Custer's demise at the Little Bighorn, and the army's attack on Chief Dull Knife's camp near present day Kaycee, Wyoming. Rigg's journey also included a stint as scout with the U.S. Army and attendance at Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania. Rigg's transition from Cheyenne Dog soldier and buffalo hunter to devout Christian and successful 20th Century businessman is a legacy of survival, hardship, change and redemption. On October 25th, 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.