Sand Creek Massacre site draws indigenous people who pray for victims of genocide worldwide (Durango Herald)

The site sits hundreds of miles from any major city. There are no statues to admire, no gift shops to buy postcards, and no cheery activities for the kids. To get there, one must drive through hours of farm and dirt roads amid potholes and sometimes ice patches in winter littering the journey like land mines.

And when you arrive at the Sand Creek Massacre site, you’ll find open plains and a few markers. The rest is up to you.

This quiet piece of land tucked away in rural southeastern Colorado seeks to honor the 230 Cheyenne and Arapaho tribe members who were slaughtered by the U.S. Army. It was one of the worst mass murders in U.S. history.    

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