19th Annual Sand Creek Massacre Healing Run/Walk

Wednesday, November 29th marks the 153rd anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864.  Last Sunday, members of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes along with supporters from the general public concluded the 19th Annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run/Walk at the Colorado State Capitol.  Runners journeyed over 180 miles to commemorate the victims and survivors of the massacre.  Ernest House Jr., Executive Director of the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs read Governor Hickenlooper’s Proclamation – Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run and Remembrance Days in the State of Colorado!  The event concluded at History Colorado with a delicious meal catered by Tocabe.

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Members of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes including Tribal leadership arrived at the west steps of the Colorado State Capitol last Sunday along with supporters from the general public.  

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Several Cheyenne and Arapaho youth traveled to Colorado to participate in the Spiritual Healing Run/Walk.

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Ernest House Jr., Executive Director of the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs presented Governor Hickenlooper’s Sand Creek Massacre Proclamation. This photo was taken by Powwow Central Photography.