Sand Creek Massacre: 150 Year Anniversary

In the early morning of November 29, 1864, with the fate of the Union still uncertain, part of the First Colorado and nearly all of the Third Colorado volunteer regiments, commanded by Colonel John Chivington, surprised hundreds of Cheyenne and Arapaho people camped on the banks of Sand Creek in southeastern Colorado Territory. More than 150 Native Americans were slaughtered, the vast majority of them women, children, and the elderly, making it one of the most infamous cases of state-sponsored violence in U.S. history. To commemorate the anniversary, the Boulder History Museum is hosting Dr. Ari Kelman, the 2014 Bancroft Prize-winning author of, ‘The Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek’.
Dr. Ari Kelman will speak on the Sand Creek Massacre on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at the Museum of Boulder, 2205 Broadway, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.