Sand Creek Massacre: 17 Closing Remarks - Otis Halfmoon
Sand Creek Massacre: 150 Year Remembrance, jointly sponsored by the National Park Service and the National Museum of the American Indian, is a one day symposium that commemorates the sesquicentennial of the Sand Creek Massacre - a tragedy that occurred on November 29,1864. In this segment, Otis Halfmoon provides some closing remarks. A Nez Perce Tribal member and recognized tribal historian, Otis Halfmoon was born and raised on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation at Lapwai, Idaho. Otis is a graduate of Washington State University with a B.S in History and later served in the U.S. Army where he received an honorable discharge. He has worked for the National Park Service for over 25 years serving in both national parks and Regional Offices. Mr. Halfmoon has also been a consultant on numerous publications and documentaries on various topics to include Nez Perce Tribal History and the Lewis & Clark's Corp of Discovery. Throughout his career, Mr. Halfmoon has been a strong advocate for Tribes telling their own history. He is also a Northern style Traditional Dancer and practices his tribal beliefs and culture. He now resides near Espanola, New Mexico, with his wife, Virginia. The symposium was recorded and webcast in the Rasmuson Theater of the National Museum of the American Indian on October 9, 2014.