Sand Creek Massacre Candlelight Vigil

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Dance, History, Music
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Program Description

Event Details

On November 29, 1864, around 675 volunteer soldiers attacked a peaceful village of 750 Cheyenne and Arapaho people along Sand Creek in southeastern Colorado territory. While many people managed to flee and hide on the banks of the river, the soldiers hunted them down. Over the course of eight hours, 230 Cheyenne and Arapaho people were brutally massacred, many of whom were women, children, and the elderly. In commemoration of the Sand Creek massacre, we ask you to join us for a candlelight vigil. Candles will be provided.


Please note that we will at the State Capital. 

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