Visiting the Sand Creek Massacre site

On a trip organized by the Boulder History Museum, a group of us traveled by bus to the site of the Sand Creek Massacre on Saturday, September 15.  I was thrilled to see a new memorial to Captain Silas Soule in a pleasant picnic area, where we later ate lunch:

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The yellow display on the left is an image of Soule’s handwritten letter to Major Ned Wynkoop, describing the terrible things that happened during the massacre. On the backside is a similar letter written by Joseph Cramer, another soldier from the Colorado First Cavalry.

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