Lecture: Arapaho Culture

Date: March 13, 2024

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Arapaho Culture

Fred Mosqueda is the Arapaho Language and Culture Program Outreach Specialist for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma.  Fred also represents the Southern Arapaho as the Sand Creek Massacre NAGPRA Representative.  As an Arapaho speaker, he works to support his tribe in presenting the culture, language and traditional practices and ceremonies. 

Though Fred lives in Oklahoma, his ancestors, the Southern Arapaho, wintered in the Boulder Valley, where,  he said,

“The land took care of us.  We could survive the roughest winters right here,”   

NAGPRA: Native American Grave Protection  Repatriation Act, October 1990

Did you realize  – 

Where we are right now, in the heart of the present community of Niwot, 

this is the ancestral homeland of the 

Hinóno’éi (Arapaho), Tsistsistas (Cheyenne), 

Nʉmʉnʉʉ (Comanche), Sosonih (Shoshone), 

Očeti Šakowin (Lakota/Dakota), Di De’i (Apache), and

there are 45 other tribes with historical ties to Colorado

The Sand Creek Massacre was November 29, 30, in 1864, 

This year marks the 160th Anniversary.

Lecture Details

Wednesday, March 13th

1pm, doors open at 12:30pm

At the Left Hand Grange No.9

Admission: General Admission is $5.00, Lecture is free for Niwot Historical Society members,