21st annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run/Walk set

PROMO 64J Logo - Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Sign - Jeanne Sorensen
Published Friday, November 15, 2019

The 21st Annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run begins at 7:00 a.m. Thursday, November 28, at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site.

The run/walk is an annual event sponsored by the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana, the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming, and the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes (Oklahoma) to honor the victims and survivors of the Sand Creek Massacre and for healing of ancestral homelands.

This year's event will mark the 155th year since the Sand Creek Massacre.


PICT Runners starting the 2009 Sand Creek Massacre Healing Run - Jeanne Sorensen
Runners starting the 2009 Sand Creek Massacre Healing Run. Courtesy Jeanne Sorensen

Thursday, November 28

  • 7:00 a.m. Sunrise Ceremonies on Monument Hill Overlook, Sand Creek Massacre NHS (55411 County Road W, Chivington, Colorado) Kiowa County, Colorado
  • 10 a.m. 20th Annual Spiritual Healing Run/Walk will commence, Monument Hill Overlook
  • 3:30 p.m. Dinner for run participants and community, Kiowa County Community Building, (located at the Kiowa County Fairgrounds, 15103 Highway 287, Eads)

Friday, November 29

  • 7 a.m. "Healing Run" continues to Limon, location to be announced.

Saturday, November 30

  • 7 a.m. Continue "Healing Run" to Denver, location to be announced.
  • 6 p.m. Pow-wow at Sheraton Downtown Denver (1550 Court Pl, Denver)

Sunday, December 1

  • 7 a.m. Opening Ceremony, Ceremony at Riverside Cemetery (5201 Brighton Boulevard, Denver)
  • 8 a.m. Ceremony at Riverside Cemetery to Honor Captain Silas S. Soule, Company D, 1st Regiment Cavalry, Colorado (U.S.) Volunteers and Lieutenant Joseph A. Cramer, Company K, 1st Regiment Cavalry, Colorado (U.S.) Volunteers.
  • 9 a.m.Continue "Healing Run" to 15th & Arapaho Avenue, Denver. Presentation at 15th & Arapaho Avenue: Captain Silas S. Soule Memorial Plaque. Immediately following this presentation, all participants will walk last mile to the Colorado State Capitol Building, Denver.
  • 11 a.m. Presentation at the west steps of the Colorado State Capitol Building (200 East Colfax Ave., Denver).
  • 12 noon Conclusion of the 20th Annual Spiritual Healing Run

For additional information about the Annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run/Walk, contact event organizer Otto Braided Hair at (406) 749-4325 (sandcreek@rangeweb.net) or Park Tribal Liaison Karen Wilde at (719) 438-5916 (karen_wilde@nps.gov).

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