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Meeker Massacre topic of discussion in Aspen

ASPEN – Colorado Press Association Award-winning writer Robert Silbernagel will speak about the Meeker Massacre at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum at 620 W. Bleeker St.

The Meeker Massacre occurred in September 1879 as a result of the Utes clashing with U.S. soldiers.

Silbernagel’s book “Troubled Trails” chronicles the story of the Meeker Massacre and the days immediately following it. He will present this story during a book talk and signing. The Grant family, descendants of one of the natives who cared for the captives, also will be in attendance to share their story.



The book talk and signing complements “Seasons of the Nuche: Transitions of the Ute People,” a new exhibit at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum that explores the past and present of the Nuche, or Ute people.

Tuesday’s talk, which is sponsored by Valley Fine Art, is taking place as part the Historical Society’s Time Travel Tuesday programming.




Tickets are $8 at the door.


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