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From Sand Creek Massacre to Fort Marion, FL

Separated by 1,600 miles, the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site, in southeast Colorado and the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument (Fort Marion), in St. Augustine, Florida, represent uncommon places linked through common bonds of turmoil and suffering, sadness and hope, death and survival. Join Park Ranger Craig Moore at Sand Creek Massacre National […]

Classic Christmas Movie Inspires Holly Holiday Fundraiser

HOLLY, CO – It wasn’t until Irving Berlin brought Holiday Inn to the silver screen that we could gather together and sing about a White Christmas. Bing Crosby starred in the film that had his character Jim Hardy leave “showbiz” to open a small hotel called Holiday Inn. Open only on holidays, the hotel featured […]

NPS and High Plains Theater Hosts “From Sand Creek to Boggsville to Camp Amache and Beyond: Chief Lonebear and the Massacre of 1864”

Eads, CO – Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site (NHS) and the Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center will offer a free ranger program entitled “From Sand Creek to Boggsville to Camp Amache and Beyond: Chief Lonebear and the Massacre of 1864” at the Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center in Eads, CO on Saturday, August 29.  The hour […]

Public Meeting to Discuss Sand Creek Massacre NHS Management Plan

  The General Management Plan for Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site has been prepared for public review.. Eads, CO – The National Park Service (NPS) is in the final stages of developing a long-term management plan for Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. The draft general management plan and environmental assessment will be available […]

The Letter and the Leaders

This article is part of a series by the National Park Service concerning the 150th Anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre. On June 27, 1864, Colorado Territorial Governor John Evans offered an opportunity for a ceasefire in the ongoing conflict with Plains Indians. He directed “friendly Indians [to] keep away from those who are at […]

Sand Creek Offers Special Walking Tour

The massacre of over 200 Cheyenne and Arapaho men, women, and children along the banks of the Big Sandy Creek in southeastern Colorado, known today as the Sand Creek Massacre, will be the topic of a free interpretive walking tour at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site (NHS) on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Reservations […]

July 4th Events at Sand Creek Massacre NHS

A hundred and fifty years ago, a conflict between settlers and the Cheyenne and Arapaho impacted the peoples of Colorado. This war, the peace initiative to end it, and the subsequent massacre at Sand Creek of about 200 people all impacted Indian Policy, Plains warfare, and the future of the United States. Today, Sand Creek […]

The Southern Cheyenne Odyssey

This article is part of a series by the National Park Service concerning the 150th Memorial of the Sand Creek Massacre. The epic migration of the Cheyenne, or Tsistsistas, tribe from the American Midwest to southeastern Colorado was a journey hundreds of years in the making. An odyssey of people, animals, and events brought the […]

Lamar High NHS induction

The National Honor Society at Lamar High School inducted 21 new members on March 19th, 2012. During the past year the group has completed monthly community service projects such as a trick-or-treat street, Thanksgiving treats for MHDC preschoolers, Christmas food baskets and bi-monthly visits to the nursing home.