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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Eads, Colorado

 
Clickable Map of Kiowa County, Colorado and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Kiowa County, CO (31) Bent County, CO (7) Cheyenne County, CO (5) Crowley County, CO (2) Lincoln County, CO (4) Otero County, CO (17) Prowers County, CO (13) Greeley County, KS (1)  KiowaCounty(31) Kiowa County (31)  BentCounty(7) Bent County (7)  CheyenneCounty(5) Cheyenne County (5)  CrowleyCounty(2) Crowley County (2)  LincolnCounty(4) Lincoln County (4)  OteroCounty(17) Otero County (17)  ProwersCounty(13) Prowers County (13)  GreeleyCountyKansas(1) Greeley County (1)
Eads is the county seat for Kiowa County
Eads is in Kiowa County
      Kiowa County (31)  
ADJACENT TO KIOWA COUNTY
      Bent County (7)  
      Cheyenne County (5)  
      Crowley County (2)  
      Lincoln County (4)  
      Otero County (17)  
      Prowers County (13)  
      Greeley County, Kansas (1)  
 
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1Colorado (Kiowa County), Eads — Eads Roadside Park Exhibit
Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site memorializes the massacre of nearly two hundred Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians. Near dawn on November 29, 1864, detachments of the 1st . . . Map (db m107179) HM
2Colorado (Kiowa County), Eads — HealingSand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
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 . . . Map (db m181060) HM
3Colorado (Kiowa County), Eads — High Plains Country
Plains Indian Life By the nineteenth century, Colorado’s southeastern plains country was home to many native peoples, including Comanches, Kiowas, Plains Apaches, Arapahos, and Cheyennes. Although vastly different in language and . . . Map (db m107178) HM
4Colorado (Kiowa County), Eads — Kiowa County Veterans Memorial
(Front Side) Kiowa County pays tribute to all men and women who served honorably in the armed forces to preserve America’s freedom (Rear Side) “All gave some Some gave all” “Freedom is not . . . Map (db m107174) WM
5Colorado (Kiowa County), Eads — Pleas for PeaceSand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
"All we ask is that we may have peace with the whites...We want to take good tidings home to our people, that they may sleep in peace." Cheyenne Chief Black Kettle As tensions mounted, Chiefs Black Kettle and Left Hand pled . . . Map (db m181243) HM
6Colorado (Kiowa County), Eads — RemainsSand 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.” Arapaho: Wonoo3ei’i ceciniihi’ coowoo’ou’u. Nih’iine’etiino’ hiitiino. Neito’eininoo . . . Map (db m180923) HM
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7Colorado (Kiowa County), Eads — TestimonySand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
In the aftermath of Sand Creek, federal investigations and military inquiry took place. Dozens of eyewitness' provided testimony. Taken in Washington, D.C., Denver City, Fort Lyon, and other locations, officers, soldiers, and civilians came forth. . . . Map (db m181061) HM
8Colorado (Kiowa County), Eads — The Attack
A barrage of arms fire was leveled against the Cheyenne and Arapaho. Amid the wild confusion, soldiers noticed people at the village “... going slowly away in a sort of listless, and dazed, or confused manner ...” Throughout the morning and into the . . . Map (db m181242) HM
9Colorado (Kiowa County), Eads — Unity Lodge No. 142, A.F. & A.M.Works Progress Administration
. . . Map (db m118240) HM
10Colorado (Kiowa County), Eads — Why?Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
For years, Cheyenne and Arapaho traveled and hunted the Great Plains in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. But in 1858, gold fever struck in Colorado Territory. Miners rushed in and tens of thousands of settlers followed. Competition for land became . . . Map (db m181241) HM
 
 
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Dec. 4, 2022