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11/21/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/21/2020 12:20

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Announces Special Presentation by Otto Braided Hair

Date:
November 21, 2020
Contact:Karen Wilde, 719-438-5916

Eads, CO - In commemoration of the 156th year since the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre, Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site will host a special presentation by Otto Braided Hair (Northern Cheyenne) on Saturday, November 28th, 2020 from 1pm-2pm. The presentation will be at the park site located at 55411 County Road W; Eads, CO 81036. Weather permitting, it will be outdoors at Monument Hill. Due to COVID-19, as mandated by the Governor, masks will be required and social distancing will be in effect. Capacity will be limited. Admission to the park is free.

Otto Braided Hair is an enrolled member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, Lame Deer, Montana. He is a descendant of the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre and has played a leading role in the formation of the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site, which opened in 2007. Otto is a fluent Cheyenne speaker and a Traditional Leader with an inherent responsibility to protect and preserve Cheyenne life ways. He has over twenty years involvement in consultations with tribal, State and Federal agencies in the National designations of various tribal historic sites.

For further information about this event, please contact Karen Wilde at (719) 438-5916, visit our website at www.nps.gov/sand, or check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SandCreekMassacreNHS.