The Site of The Sand Creek Massacre

The site of the Sand Creek Massacre is long believed and experienced as a haunted site. On November 29, 1864 over 200 Native Americans (mostly women and children) were brutally massacred by a 700-man force of Colorado Territory militia in southeastern Colorado Territory. US Col. John Chivington ordered his forces to hunt the people as they tried to escape along the Sand Creek, in many cases, as they tried to take shelter in small sand caves.

They were used as target practice, mutilated, and even had body parts amputated before death as trophies. Annually, on the anniversary night of the massacre, campers have reported seeing manifestations of numerous Native women, children, and the occasional warrior, wandering down the Sand Creek bed and banks where they were killed, most appearing only briefly, and then dissolving into the creek’s soil. The location has been designated the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site and is administered by the National Park Service.

You can read more on the history of this site here: www.legendsofamerica.com

35 comments
allenbrooks
allenbrooks

For you children that like to call people names, you need to play nice on the playground. Also have some respect for the dead no matter the race. And quit taking history personally, you weren't there.

Bob Joe
Bob Joe

Again the only reason raicist liberals bring up any history is to divide people. Mark, let me ask you , do yoe believe that there is a movement to slaughter any race in America today. No!!! But you believe this little monument actually preventing such a slaughter? Wow! I didnt need the monument to tell me that slaughtering people is wrong. But I guess liberals need a reminder.

Mark Morris
Mark Morris

You're right Bob...let's bury it....so we don't LEARN the LESSON of HISTORY.....!!

Mark Morris
Mark Morris

Horrid page in Colorado history...Chivington should have been courts martialed!!

Marcea Carey
Marcea Carey

GO BACK TO EUROPE! YOU are the IMMIGRANT!

Bob Bowie
Bob Bowie

Let me guess you are voting for one of the two unsuccessful old white people on the bottom

Bob Bowie
Bob Bowie

Go back to mexico. Lets talk about history Fast and furious IRS TARGETING benghazi Nazi germany Oh thats right you a libtard who only has selective memory when it comes to history.

Kory Frampton
Kory Frampton

Makes me not so proud of a lot of American history. The cowardice is incredible.

Bob Joe
Bob Joe

I dont know about you Ron, but I was not there 150 years ago. So I can say I am not a terrorist.

George White
George White

Please tell me the sign doesn't really call this site a "battleground". It's more like a massacre site.

Ron Rummings
Ron Rummings

What do you mean not bright what would you call the massacre of innocent women & children??? And yes im saying it was an act of terrorism check out the definition, Bob Bowie!!! I bet you also think Gen Custer was a hero?!?!?

Trini Rael
Trini Rael

When you see those "Pioneer" license plates, remember this event.

Patrice Flaune-Hamilton
Patrice Flaune-Hamilton

Terrible time in our history. We where always taught that the "Indians" were the bad guys. Boy were we mislead!!!

Bob Joe
Bob Joe

So you are saying we are terrorists for something that happened 150 years ago? You are not very bright

Bob Joe
Bob Joe

And your purpose for bringing it up now?

Karyn Stevens Hanson
Karyn Stevens Hanson

Depicted in Centennial mini series in 1978, this was one of Colorado's saddest and most shameful moments.

Katie Patterson
Katie Patterson

Lived near it at my dads old house. Be watching tv then there would be doors opening by them selves

Marcea Carey
Marcea Carey

The Sand Creek massacre was among the most brutal & heinous of known slaughters of native people in the history of this country, not only for the violence atrocities & mutilation committed on women, children & the elderly (the warriors had been 'given permission' leave to go hunt) but also the aftermath when Chivington & his Colorado volunteers rode through cheering crowds in Denver with their hats decorated with body parts. A little known side note was that until the 1980s there was a placque on the grounds of the state Capitol commemorating Chivington & his crew of LOSERS... gallantry, bravery all that crap.. until Colo AIM succeeded in getting it taken down.

Earl Mills
Earl Mills

SAND CREEK SLAUGHTER, THERE WAS NO BATTLE.THIS WAS A GREAT SHAME OF EVIL MEN.THIS WAS A SAD DAY FOR AMERICA.THE NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN HAS NEVER HAD HELP FROM AND AMERICAN INDIAN AGENT OF ANY OF AMERICAN LEADER.\U0001f64f AND \U0001f4a6TEARS FOR THAT AWFUL DAY:

John Sperry
John Sperry

Based on some of the comments, it's clear some people just want to throw fits and whine rather than know what they're talking about. One person doesn't even know there's more than just a marker... it's a large national historic site to remind us we suck.

Laura Jordan
Laura Jordan

I think it always will have a very sad vibe. I'm glad it's on privately owned land. That means people can't go there and desecrate the area because they don't believe that it occurred.

Josh Ellis
Josh Ellis

All countries have messed up histories and at some point have done similar crap. By some of the comments youd think its an America only thing...

MarthaMedrano1
MarthaMedrano1

It was a horrific act of cowardice, perpetrated by Chivington, William Byers and Governor John Evans.  These men colluded in this massacre, but are still lauded as heroes in Colorado.  The soldier who refused to participate in the massacre, Silas Soule, was brutally murdered by a Chivington sympathizer.  

Carol Macgill
Carol Macgill

Oh and don't forget to mention the size of the marker. Could it be any smaller. It's so sad.

Theresa Weaver
Theresa Weaver

I went there as a kid a lot, it always had like a bad, devastating energy...

WendiBeth Robbins
WendiBeth Robbins

I believe the actual land is privately owned. I had a professor in years gone by who claimed to know the owner. He also claimed to have gone camping on the site and couldn't stay the night and wouldn't give an account of why. He said it was too upsetting.

Trent Michael Carpenter
Trent Michael Carpenter

I mean, it was a year after the emancipation proclamation was enacted, the entire country we going through a crazy shift during the 1860s. Many incidences like this. America has a messed up history

David Peasley
David Peasley

Really? I didn't know that... that's interesting. How far off is it?

D Pops Hockaday
D Pops Hockaday

However , the Historic market isn't placed in the correct place .

David Peasley
David Peasley

The Sand Creek Massacre was one of (if not the most) shameful events, ever, in the history of Colorado.