The 17th Annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run/Walk

Healing Run

The 17th Annual Spiritual Healing Run will be held from Thursday, November 26th through Sunday, November 29th, the anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre.  The healing run was started in 1999 by the late Lee Lone Bear, when President Clinton signed the law establishing the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. “The main purpose is healing…dealing with the trauma today, and also to honor and never forget what our ancestors went through,” said Vanessa Braided Hair in an interview with Mike Sandrock for the Daily Camera. The run begins at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site near Eads, CO and continues nearly 175 miles along the route Colonel Chivington and his men took back to Denver, ending at the west side Colorado State Capitol, where Governor HIckenlooper will speak. According to Otto Braided Hair the run is meant to “clean the area, the path all the way to Denver, to help if any spirit is along the way.” The Remember Sand Creek Initiative also seeks to honor the victims of the massacre by creating a memorial to the Sand Creek Massacre on the capitol grounds at the end of the Spiritual Healing Run. See the itinerary for the Spiritual Healing Run below:

Healing run

 

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