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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sand Creek Massacre - 13th Annual Spiritual Healing Run

On November 29, 1864, volunteers from the 1st and 3rd Colorado Regiments attacked an encampment of Cheyenne and Arapaho along Sand Creek. Over 150 Indians were killed in the attack, most of whom were women, children, or elderly. - Sand Creek Massacre Historic Site http://www.nps.gov/sand/historyculture/stories.htm

The 13th Annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run begins Thursday
November 24, 2011, at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. The run is
an annual event coordinated by the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana with
support from the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming, the Southern Cheyenne and
Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, the National Park Service, Town of Eads, Kiowa
County, the Denver organizing committee, and History Colorado to honor those
killed at the massacre. This year's event marks the 147th Anniversary of the
Sand Creek Massacre.

Activities associated with the run will commence with a Prayer Ceremony at the
Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. The event will conclude in the
afternoon of Saturday, November 26, on the steps of the west lawn of the
Colorado State Capitol, followed by a reception for participants at the Denver
Indian Center.

Schedule of events: (all times are approximate)
Thursday, Nov. 24
9 AM - Pipe Ceremony and prayer at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic
Site 55411 County Road W - Approximately 8 miles north of the intersection of
Kiowa County Road 54 and State Highway 96, near the town of Chivington CO.
Runners will be blessed and the annual Spiritual Healing Run to Denver will
commence, followed by a meal in Eads, CO.
Friday, Nov. 25
7 AM - Sunrise Ceremony – To Be Determined, The `Healing Run' will continue on
to Denver.
7 PM - Candlelight Vigil at the Denver Art Museum Wheel sculpture,100 West 14th
Avenue Parkway, Denver, CO.
Saturday, Nov. 26

8 AM - Honoring Ceremony at Riverside Cemetery, 5201 Brighton Boulevard, Denver,
for Captain Silas Soule, and Lt. Joseph A. Cramer, U.S. Army. Both men
instructed their troops not to fire at the massacre.
9 AM - Continue `Healing Run' from Riverside Cemetery to 15th and Arapahoe,
Denver, CO.
9:50 AM – At 15th and Arapahoe — near the site where Captain Silas Soule was
assassinated — the runners will join with walkers and continue on to the
Colorado State Capitol Building.
11 AM - Presentation on the steps of the Colorado State Capitol Building (West
Lawn side) 4 miles distance – MUST REGISTER TO RUN
Noon reception - Location To Be Determined
For additional information about the Annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual
Healing Run/Walk, please call run organizer Otto Braided Hair (406) 749 4325.

Blessed Be.

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