Lone Bear and Amache Prowers Presentation Memorial Day, May 25th

Sand-Creek-Tipis-WEBJoin park staff as they discuss the life and legacy of Cheyenne Chief Lone Bear and his daughter Amache Prowers.  Lone Bear played a critical role in events leading up to the Massacre and was among those killed at the Sand Creek Massacre.  His daughter Walking Woman or Amache was the wife of John Wesley Prowers and an entrepreneur in an era when women seldom achieved such recognition.

The program will focus on the life of Lone Bear; what brought him to the Arkansas Valley, his role in Cheyenne culture, and how his legacy continues to impact southeastern Colorado and the story of the Sand Creek Massacre.  Biographical information about Lone Bear, Amache and their descendants will also be available.

On Memorial Day Monday, May 25th, the presentation will begin at 11am and last approximately 60 minutes. Visitors should plan on meeting at the park’s Monument Hill overlook. Entrance to the park is free and gates open at 9am. The visitor contact station offers water and restroom facilities. The park bookstore is open and offers over fifty titles to interested visitors.

Reservations for the program are encouraged, but not required.  Please make reservations by calling 719-729-3003. Inclement weather on the day of the event may result in program cancellation; visitors with reservations will be notified.

The Sand Creek Massacre is located in Kiowa County, Colorado. To visit the site, follow Colorado State Highway 96 east off Highway 287 near Eads, or west off Highway 385 at Sheridan Lake. Near Chivington, turn north onto County Road 54/Chief White Antelope Way or at Brandon, turn north onto County Road 59. Follow these roads to their intersections with County Road W. The park entrance is along CR W a mile east (right) of CR 54 or several miles west (left) of CR 59.


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