Sand Creek massacre healing run concludes Sunday in Denver

Descendants of Native Americans killed in the Sand Creek massacre are on the last leg of their annual healing run marking the 152nd anniversary of the attack.

Cheyenne and Arapaho runners started the journey on Thursday after a ceremony at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site near Eads, where nearly 200 tribal members were killed on Nov. 29, 1864. On Sunday, they’ll visit Denver’s Riverside Cemetery to pay tribute to two U.S. Army officers who refused to participate in the attack before continuing on to the state Capitol.

The run isn’t a competition but a way to remember what happened. It’s open to anyone who wants to join.

It’s organized by the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana, the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming and the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma.