Sand Creek Massacre News Release
October 1, 2014
For Immediate Release
Craig Moore, 719-729-3003
"From the Warpath to the White Man's Road"
October 25th Program at Sand Creek
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.
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 "From the Warpath to the White Man's Road" 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.