The Tenth Annual Sand Creek Spiritual Healing Run is taking place November 27-29th, 2008, and will once again be visiting Riverside to honor Captain Silas Soule and Lieutenant Joseph Cramer, both of whom are buried in the military section of Riverside. Although Soule and Cramer were at Sand Creek on November 29th, 1864, they refused to fire on the Cheyenne and Arapaho camped there.
The honoring ceremony will take place at 8:00am on Saturday, November 29th at Riverside Cemetery, (5201 Brighton Boulevard). From Riverside, the healing run will continue to the State Capitol, and then on to the Colorado History Museum for a noon reception. Everyone is welcome to attend this event.
Here’s the full itinerary for this year’s Spiritual Healing Run:
10th Annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run / Walk
November 27-29, 2008
“This years Healing Run is dedicated to the November 29, 1864, victims whose remains were repatriated at Sand Creek 144 years after the massacre.”
Thursday November 27th, 9:00 AM
Pipe Ceremony and prayer at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
18 miles northeast of Eads in Southeastern Colorado
Runners will be blessed and commencement of ‘Healing Run’ to Denver
Friday, November 28th, 7:00 AM
Sunrise Ceremony – TBD
Continue ‘Healing Run’ to Denver
Candlelight Vigil at the Denver Art Museum Wheel sculpture,
100 West 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver
Saturday November 29th 8:00 AM
Honoring Ceremony for Captain Silas Soule, Company D 1st Colorado Calvary, U.S. Army and Lt. Joseph A. Cramer, Company K 8th Ohio Calvary, U.S. Army at Riverside Cemetery, 5201 Brighton Boulevard, Denver
Continue ‘Healing Run’ from Riverside Cemetery to 15th and Arapahoe
4 miles distance – MUST REGISTER TO RUN
At 15th and Arapahoe —near the site where Soule was assassinated—the runners will join with walkers and continue on to the State Capitol Building
NOTE: ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST WALK THE LAST 1-MILE
Presentation at the Colorado State Capitol Building (West side)
Reception for Sand Creek Healing Run/Walk Participants at the Colorado Historical Society, Boettcher Auditorium, 1300 Broadway, Denver
For More Information:
Otto Braided Hair (406) 592-3599
Darius Smith (720) 913-8459
Bill Tall Bull (303) 695-4175
Financial contributions to support activities in Denver are still being accepted –
contact Bill Tall Bull at (303)695-4175 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more detailed information (or for a printable schedule), please download the event brochure.