Legislation to establish a Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site began in 1998 with passage of Public Law 105-243, sponsored by Colorado Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell.
Photo: National Park Service
the army hearings, Soule was assassinated in the streets of Denver by Chivington supporters. Although identified, the murderers were never brought to justice.
A commemorative plaque honoring Soule has been installed in downtown Denver at 15th Ave and Arapahoe Stwhere Capt. Soule was assassinated.
It is anticipated participants will travel to the site from Montana, Wyoming and Oklahoma. Runners will travel in relays from Eads to Denver on Nov 24 and 25. A candlelight vigil will be held on Friday (Nov 25) evening at the Denver Art Museum. On Saturday, an Honoring Ceremony will be held for U.S. army officers Silas S. Soule and Joseph Cramer at Denver’s Riverside Cemetery.
Since the creation in 2007 of the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site, nearly all human remains collected by army officials after the massacre have been identified and repatriated to a burial site within the park.
This year’s run has been sponsored in part by the following: History Colorado; Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs; Human Rights and Community Relations, City and County of Denver; Northern Arapaho Tribe; Northern Cheyenne Tribe; Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma; Denver Art Museum; Fairmont Heritage Foundation; Trinity United Methodist Church; Native American Indian Ministries; and the Denver Indian Center.
For additional information about the Annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run, please call organizer Otto Braided Hair (406) 749-4325; or 406-592-3599. For information about activities at the Sand Creek Massacre NHS, please call the National Park Service at (719) 438-5916 or (719) 383-5051.
Sand Creek Healing Run Schedule
9am - Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site (located
approximately 8 miles north of the intersection of County Road 54—now renamed Chief White Antelope Way—and State Highway 96, near the unincorporated town of Chivington, Colo.) Pipe Ceremony and prayer Runners will
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