The Sand Creek Massacre is a seminal event in American Indian history, a brutal massacre that took 230 Cheyenne and Arapaho lives in a surprise raid by Union troops during the Civil War. At 5 pm on Saturday, October 22, join ranger Mario Medina at the Plains Theater in Eads as he presents a free historic lecture on Hispanic involvement in the Sand Creek Massacre.
The one hour illustrated program, titled "Vecinos to Volunteers - A Hispanic Legacy at the Sand Creek Massacre," will examine one of the most overlooked chapters in this national tragedy. This lesser recognized story of Hispanic involvement stretches from the first shots fired during the Sand Creek Massacre to the last. Who were the twelve men described by Captain Oliver H.P. Baxter as "half-breed Mexicans and Indians"? Who were the Hispanic soldiers from Pueblo?
The Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center (Plains Theater) is located at 1304 Maine St, Eads.
The Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For additional information, please call the park at 719-729-3003 (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or visit www.nps.gov/sand.