CREEK MASSACRE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Where is the site located?
is located in Kiowa County, Colorado, near the junction of County
Roads 54 and W.
2. Is the site
open to the public?
YES. April 1st to December 1st daily 9am to 4pm
3. How many acres
does the National Historic Site include?
The National Park includes
about 2,400 acres.
4. What is “Trust
this case, “trust land” within the Sand Creek Massacre NHS means,
the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma remain the
‘beneficial owners’ of the land, but the United States is charged
with the responsibility of managing the land for the cultural,
historical, and traditional benefit of the tribes. Unlike trust
lands within tribal reservations, the trust land within Sand Creek
Massacre NHS is specifically to be managed according to laws
governing national parks, and does not include commercial
5. Where do I get more information?
or call 719-438-5916 or 719-729-3003
910 Wansted - P.O. Box 249 - Eads,
Legislative History of
the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site:
October 6, 1998: Sand Creek Massacre National Historic
Site Study Act
November 7, 2000: Sand Creek Massacre National Historic
Site Establishment Act
August 2, 2005: Sand Creek Massacre National Historic
Site Trust Act