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Sand Creek Massacre Trail to be designated

The Northern Arapaho Tribe will join the state of Wyoming to designate the Sand Creek Massacre Trail today.

The trail is a 600-mile link between the Wind River Reservation and the location of the Sand Creek Massacre in Colorado. On the morning of November 29, 1864, U.S. Army soldiers brutally killed about 500 mostly women, children and elderly Arapaho and Cheyenne.

The state of Wyoming passed legislation to designate the trail. A ceremony today in Cheyenne will feature speeches, tribal dancers and a healing ceremony. The official highway sign for the trail is being unveiled and a group of Arapaho runners will make a run from the Colorado border to Wyoming.

Get the Story:
'A very healing thing' (The Jackson Hole Star-Tribune 8/16)

Relevant Links:
The National Park Service, Sand Creek Massacre Project Study -
The Sand Creek Massacre Site -

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