Sand Creek Massacre

National Historic Site

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The Sand Creek Massacre is a site unlike any other in America. As 675 cavalrymen rounded a prairie bend, the Campings of Chiefs Black Kettle, White Antelope, and Left Hand lay in the valley before them. Chaotic, horrific, tumultuous, and bloody, the events of November 29, 1864, changed the course of history.

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Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site enhances public understanding of the tragic attack on Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes.

Since our founding in 1938

WNPA has provided more than

$120 million

in aid to our partner parks to fund educational programs, initiatives, and scientific research

Kids in Parks

National parks are places where kids can dream up great adventures! Taking in amazing scenery. Testing out new skills. Exploring places kids may have only heard about. But most importantly, creating new memories with friends and family.

Our public lands are our public commons. They belong to all of us as part of our natural and cultural heritage. They remind us of a larger world that has existed long before the arrival of humans and will survive long after we are gone. –Terry Tempest Williams, Author & Conservationist

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