Our Book Program Was a Great Success

Our Book Program Was a Great Success

My son, Mike, and I, held a book signing Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Cultural Events Center in Lamar for our new book, We Found the Lost Sand Creek Site, Lost By an Historian’s Map, Found By a Soldier’s Clue. 

A big crowd of 100 attended and all hard cover copies sold out. 

A crowd of 100 enjoys the book launch program at the Cultural Events Center in Lamar Wednesday, Oct. 26. (Photo by Betty Glover)

During the process of discovery and writing this book, many have been incredibly instrumental, and we were able to acknowledge some during the program. 

Joe Harbert installs sprinkler systems and he made digging artifacts look easy. He has made countless trips with me over the past 20 years. We’ve found many artifacts including bullets, arrowheads and cannonball shell fragments. 

Butch Kelley  is a historian, an Indian Wars era cavalry reenactor and has appeared in movies and tv shows. He has a vast amount of knowledge with Sand Creek era artifacts and he loaned his expertise to help identify the most important artifact of all. 

Curt Neeley is a historian living in Colorado Springs. He’s spent many years as a member of the Order of Indian Wars and has spent decades researching Sand Creek. He is a main reason the book was written. He always encouraged me to stay the course and write the book, even years before I even started. I told him it was such a monumental project, that I had no idea how to even begin. He said it was like eating an elephant, just take one bite at a time and you’ll eventually get it eaten. 

Mike signs a book for a guest at the book signing.

Our program was a great success, and in case you were unable to attend, we still some some paperback copies available. Contact Chuck through email at or at Facebook. Unsigned hardcover and paperback copies are still available online through our Buy the Book tab.

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  1. I’d not heard of this even until my family moved to Eads in 1958. Was interested in it from then on, but that interest waned after I moved away from Colorado in 1965. I didn’t know for many years that the actual site had been lost to time, that the memorial which had been erected was not in the right place. So when I heard about your work and eventual discovery of the true site, I was pleased. History is of no importance unless it is accurate.

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