Near Eads in Kiowa County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
”Many years have passed. The land is still here. We lived here, our clans lived here. The land here is our home - we have come back home.”
Wonoo3ei’i ceciniihi’ coowoo’ou’u. Nih’iine’etiino’ hiitiino. Neito’eininoo nih’iine’etii3i’ hiitiino.Nuhu’ biito’owu’, neyeih’inoo - cee’no’eeckoohuno.
Etaose’esehohae’xove. He’tohe ho’e hetseohe eso’eaahtse’ho’ta. Hetseohe nahvo’estaneheveme, Tsetsestahetse naa Tseso’taevetse. He’tohe ho’e nahesto’estestovenone. Naa hetsetseha naeseevaho’hoo’ohtseme.
The Sand Creek Massacre resulted in the deaths of over 150 Cheyenne and Arapaho people, many of them women and children. During the attack, and throughout the following day, scalps and other body parts were cut from many of the victims. In addition, robes, headdresses, moccasins, and other personal items were taken from bodies of the deceased.
In the following years and generations, a portion of these items were donated, bequeathed, sold, or by other means, acquired by museums and other repositories.
On June 2, 2008, the first burial of human remains from the Sand Creek Massacre occurred in this area. It is anticipated additional remains and objects from the massacre will be interred here in the future.
Painted lodge cover by Bear Wings, a Southern Cheyenne, circa 1880's. The lodge belonged to Whiteshield, a Sand Creek eyewitness. Original painting collected from Bear Wings in Indian Territory by James Mooney, Bureau of American Ethnology.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 38° 32.944′ N, 102° 30.724′ 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. Touch 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. Why? (within shouting distance of this marker); Pleas for Peace (within shouting distance of this marker); Testimony (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Healing (about 300 feet away); The Sand Creek Massacre (about 300 feet away); The Attack (approx. 0.2 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is along the trail to the monument and overlook; it is a 1/2 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 February 19, 2014.)
2. Sand Creek Massacre - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on February 19, 2014.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 19, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 733 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 19, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.