Near Eads in Kiowa County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
"...As the Indian survivors straggled into the Smoky Hill camps, everyone was crying, even the warriors...women and children were screaming and wailing...many in their grief were gashing themselves..."
George Bent, Son of William Bent and Owl Woman
"I saw the American flag waving and heard Black Kettle tell the Indians to stand around the flag. I also saw a white flag raised. These...were in so conspicuous a position, they could not have been missed."
Robert Bent, Son of William Bent and Owl Woman
"In going over the battleground the next day, I did not see a body of a man, woman, or child but what was scalped, and, in many instances, their bodies were mutilated in a most horrible manner..."
Lieutenant James Cannon, First New Mexico Infantry
Captain Presley Talbot, Third Colorado Regiment
"I would...most respectfully demand, as an act of justice to...the brave men whom I have had the honor to command in one of the hardest campaigns ever made...we be allowed that right guaranteed to every American citizen, of introducing evidence...to sustain us in what we believe to have been an act of duty to ourselves and to civilization."
Colonel John Chivington
"Not content with killing women and children, the soldiers indulged in acts of barbarity of the most revolting character. It is hoped that the authority of this government will never again be disgraced by [such] acts..."
Report from the Thirty-Eighth Congress, by the Joint Committee on the Conduct of War
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Wars, US Indian.
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed.Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Eads CO 81036, United States of America.
We have been informed that this sign or monument is no longer there and will not be replaced. This page is an archival view of what was.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Sacred Memory (here, next to this marker); A Chief’s Village (a few steps from this marker); Cheyenne and Arapaho Village at Sand Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Returned to Sand Creek (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dawn November 29, 1864 (about 400 feet away); Fort Lyon Reservation (approx. ¼ mile away); Sand Creek as Camp Site (approx. ¼ mile away); Troops Approach the Village (approx. 0.4 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 11, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 677 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on September 5, 2021, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. Photos: 1. submitted on March 11, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 2, 3. submitted on February 19, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 4. submitted on March 11, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.