Interior Secretary Commemorates Sand Creek Massacre

Tribal leaders and communities participate at the historic site.

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland joined Tribal leaders at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site last week, to commemorate the 1864 massacre of 750 Native people. Representatives from the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, senators, and community partners participated in the ceremony, dedicating an additional 3,478 acres of shortgrass prairie to the National Historic Site.

“It is our solemn responsibility at the Department of the Interior, as caretakers of America’s national treasures, to tell the story of our nation,” said Secretary Haaland. “We will never forget the hundreds of lives that were brutally taken here – men, women, and children murdered in an unprovoked attack. Stories like the Sand Creek Massacre are not easy to tell but it is my duty – our duty – to ensure that they are told. This story is part of America’s story.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Haaland as she commemorates events in the nation’s history.
  • For Interior officials as they collaborate with Native American leaders and Tribal communities.
  • For the president and his advisors as they work with indigenous peoples.

Sources: Department of the Interior


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