Thousand Mile Walk

Claron Honors the Refugees

Cherry Creek Encampment

Marker commemorating Cherry Creek Encampment

Some of the Native-American survivors of the Sand Creek Massacre wintered at this site about four miles north of St. Francis, Kansas on highway 27. A blog that honors refugees needs a post to pause and consider the incident. On this walk, I have thought a lot about what happened to the Native-Americans. May God bless us all to realize that the rights, privileges and lives of all people are important to them and important to us.

There were a lot of markers commemorating the history of Cheyenne County, Kansas that were installed, I imagine as a labor of love, by Tobe Zweygart. The curator of the museum in St. Francis showed me his picture. He is now 97 years old.