Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run

If you follow my blog, you might remember me telling you that my oldest sister has spent many hours doing Genealogy Research on our family. In THIS post I told that we were direct descendants of George Soule, who came over on the Mayflower & was one of the signers of the "Mayflower Compact". I have never been real interested in history but when you start talking about my ancestors, it all seems a lot more interesting! :)
Well, it turns out that we also had a relative named Captain Silas Soule (1838-1865). Go HERE if you would like to read more about him.
One of the many things that Silas was involved in, during his short life, was the "Sand Creek Massacre". He refused to order his men to fire upon a village of peaceful Native Americans, who were supposedly there under our protection. (The above picture depicts what flags were flying in the village, the morning of the massacre.)
 He later wrote letters about the Massacre & testified against his Colonel, who had given the order to raid the village. He would pay dearly for this. On April 23, 1865, in Denver, he was assassinated.
On November 26, 2011, my Mother, sister Anni, niece Jen & I attended the final day of the Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run in Denver, CO. Go HERE if you would like to read more about it.
                                                                   (Blessing by Otto Braided Hair)

(Mom & Nick Diaz after blessing.)
 (Ceremony on the steps of the Capital, Denver CO.)  
                                                  (Me, Mom, Anni & Jen in front of the Capital Bldg, Denver, Co)

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