In 1990, President George H. W. Bush proclaimed November as National Native American Heritage Month. Every November since 1990, each president has followed with a proclamation encouraging Americans to honor and observe the history of the very first Americans and to remember the contributions, sacrifices, and service that many native peoples have given to the United States. At the same time, not all of our nation's history with Native Americans has been positive or equitable. In commemoration of National Native American Heritage Month, the National Park Service has announced a community screening of The Sand Creek Massacre and the Civil War at the Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center. The screening will be held November 18, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center in Eads.
The Sand Creek Massacre and the Civil War is a 45-minute short film produced by Postmodern Company (Denver) and distributed by Western National Parks Association. The award winning film received the 2015 National Association for Interpretation Award and the National Association of Government Communicators Gold Screen Award.
"At first glance, the Civil War and the Sand Creek Massacre seem to have nothing in common, except that they took place simultaneously. Yet in an era of Manifest Destiny, Westward Expansion and the Gold Rush, these two chapters of American history are inexorably linked. First person accounts by eyewitnesses to the massacre, along with perspectives by Sand Creek Massacre descendants and historians create a vivid picture illustrating how these seemingly disparate events are interwoven in horrible tragedy. Yet glimmers of healing and hope endure."
Postmodern Film Production, David Emrich, Owner; Paul Feldman, Producer