Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site


Sand Creek Masacre happened on November 29, 1864. John Chivington led the Colorado Volunteers in a dawn attack on Black Kettle's peaceful tribe, who had been told they would be safe on the desolate reservation. Two hundred Cheyenne men, women and children were slaughtered, and their corpses often grotesquely mutilated, in a massacre that shocked the nation. This incident brought a new wave of Indian-white conflict to Colorado's high plains along the Santa Fe Trail. In Eads, visit the Kiowa County Museum to learn more about Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. There are approximately 8 miles of dirt and sandy roads leading to the site.


Hwy 50 to Hwy 287 N, to Hwy 96 E to Chivington, CR 54 N, to CR W
Eads, CO 81036


38.54109200, -102.50505500
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