Sand Creek Massacre National Historic SiteOn November 29, 1864, U.S. Colonel John Chivington and 700 volunteer troops attacked an encampment of Cheyenne and Arapaho along Sand Creek. The thunderous approach of horses galloping toward camp at dawn sent hundreds fleeing from their tipis. Many were shot and killed as they ran. While warriors fought back, escapees frantically dug pits to hide in along the banks of Sand Creek - cannonballs later bombarded them.
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 12:33pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13S E 716887 N 4269615|
|Decimal Degrees||38.54853333, -102.51120000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 32.912', W 102° 30.672'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 32' 54.72" N, 102° 30' 40.32" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 54000-56424 Co Rd W, Eads CO 81036, US|
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