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Near Eads in Kiowa County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Healing

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

 
 
Healing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 8, 2010
1. Healing Marker
Inscription. Though the Sand Creek Massacre has long passed, memories live on. Cheyenne and Arapaho return here to pray and pay tribute to ancestors who both perished and survived that dreadful day.

Ever resilient, the Cheyenne and Arapaho nations of today number in the thousands. Many reside in communities in western Oklahoma and on reservation lands near Ethete, Wyoming and Lame Deer, Montana.

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site reminds us not only of the atrocities that occurred here, but those that continue to be inflicted on cultures throughout the world. It is a place to rest torments of the past, but moreover, to inspire us to keep them from happening again.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 38° 32.98′ N, 102° 30.69′ W. Marker is near Eads, Colorado, in Kiowa County. Marker can be reached from County Road W 1.3 miles east of County Road 54. Click for map. Marker is located in Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site; the above directions are to the intersection of County Road W and the driveway to the park visitor center. Marker is in this post office area: Eads CO 81036, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Testimony
Entrance to Sand Creek Massacre NHS image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 8, 2010
2. Entrance to Sand Creek Massacre NHS
View to northwest from County Road W towards overlook area and marker site
(here, next to this marker); Pleas for Peace (within shouting distance of this marker); Why? (within shouting distance of this marker); Remains (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Sand Creek Massacre (about 400 feet away); The Attack (approx. 0.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker is at the monument and overlook; it is a 0.6 mile walk from the visitor center parking lot to the marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on March 11, 2016.) 

2. Sand Creek Massacre - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on March 11, 2016.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Site of Sand Creek Massacre image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 8, 2010
3. Site of Sand Creek Massacre
View from the overlook
Site of Sand Creek Massacre image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 8, 2010
4. Site of Sand Creek Massacre
View to northwest from marker location
 
 
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