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SAND CREEK MASSACRE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

 1.   Where is the site located?          

It 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 Land”? 

In 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 development.

5. Where do I get more information?

     www.nps.gov/sand

   or call 719-438-5916  or 719-729-3003

910 Wansted - P.O. Box 249 - Eads, Colorado 81036

 

Legislative History of the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site:

§         October 6, 1998:  Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Study Act

(P.L. 105-243)

§         November 7, 2000:  Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Establishment Act

(P.L. 106-465)

§         August 2, 2005:  Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Trust Act

(P.L. 109-45)

Nationa Park Service

 

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