Sand Creek Massacre Anniversary - November
2-person group - $140/person
3-person group - $95/person
4-person group - $70/person
5-person group - $55/person
Destination: Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site, Eads, Colorado
When: coming soon
On the eastern Colorado grasslands on a cold November dawn in 1864, Colorado volunteer cavalrymen under the command of Colonel John M. Chivington fell upon an unsuspecting village of Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho. The surprise attack quickly developed into a rout. After the smoke cleared over 150 American Indians lay dead, many of whom were women and children. Losses incurred by the Army were negligible in comparison. The devastation wrought by what became known as the Sand Creek Massacre brought far-reaching implications across not only Colorado, but the entire Great Plains, for many years to come.
We will depart from Fort Collins at 6:00 a.m. and arrive at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site at approximately 10:00 a.m. A continental breakfast and coffee and water will be provided.
After a presentation and guided tour of the site (approximately 1 1/2 - 2 hours) we will begin our return journey.
We will stop for lunch in Limon, then arrive back in Fort Collins sometime between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.
Where to Meet: Colorado Welcome Center, 3745 E Prospect Rd #105,
Fort Collins, CO