“We have some work to do for America’s native people. Even though we live in a troubled world, how can we be helpful to other countries when we are allowing native people to suffer as they have been ever since they were decimated in 1849 by the cholera epidemic introduced by migrant Euro-Americans?”
-Donald L. Vasicek
Award-Winning Writer/Filmmaker

“We’ve used a passive approach to the telling of the brutality at Sand Creek for the purpose of showing the ignorance of utilizing killing as a means to solve problems. Violence always leaves an impact, but the graphicness of the murders, the rapes, the mutilations, even after people were dead, leaves a remarkable imprint on students, parents, and educators. They see an historic reality that motivates them to do more to circumvent violence in the present as a means to solve problems. And that includes fourth graders who viewed the film in an elementary school in Centennial, Colorado who shared their thoughts with me after the screening.”

-Donald L. Vasicek
Award-Winning Writer/Filmmaker/Consultant

The Sand Creek Massacre Documentary Film Project consists of nine parts:

1.  Award-winning trailer (1:45) (completed)(  Click on Videos.
2.  Award-winning documentary short (6:37)(completed)( View on Home Page. Click on Shop to Purchase.
3.  Documentary presentation (20:56)(completed) Click on to purchase.
4.  Two Educational Videos (goes into production when money is raised).
5.  Two-hour, six part series documentary film titled “Ghosts of Sand Creek” (goes into production when money is raised). Go to Click on Project. Click on Be Part of “Ghosts of Sand Creek”.
6.   Book (will be written when money is in place.)
7.   Interactive Media (goes into production when money is raised.)
8.   Curriculum/Lesson Plans (completed and available.) Click on Shop or Lesson Plans to Purchase.

Cheyenne Chief Laird Cometsevah, Sand Creek Massacre Descendant
-Cheyenne Chief Laird Cometsevah/Sand Creek Massacre Descendant

As a stepping stone to help native
people in America, I am making
a documentary film about peace
treaties from 1825 through 1890
the Cheyenne and Arapaho
Tribes agreed to without legal
representation, with the United
States government.

By betraying these agreements,
the United States government
and private individuals bilked
the Cheyenne and Arapaho
people out of 51 million acres
of land. The government and
these individuals have amassed
billions of dollars in profit from
these lands via natural gas, oil,
lumber, farming, ranching, land
patents, securities, animals,
goods and provisions, mining,

In return, the Cheyenne and
Arapaho people have experienced
white man diseases, abject poverty,
hunger, alcohol and drug abuse,
high unemployment, lack of appropriate
housing and health assistance, lack of
education, homelessness, racism,
genocide, discrimination and, for
many, not enough resources to even
buy toilet paper.

Many of them, including
thousands of other native people live
in Third World conditions, in the United
States of America. While the U. S.
government pours billions of dollars
into other countries and regions of
the world like Darfur to help them out,
they let America’s natives suffer.

I ask the questions, what about America’s
native people? Without taking care of
Indian people in the United States of
America, what chance does America
have to survive?

-Arapaho Lee Pedro/Sand Creek Massacre Descendant

It is time, now, to act. Enough of
broken promises, self-interest,
and greed, America’s natives
must take charge of their lives,
or they will leave this earth

In order to educate, to inform, and
to create awareness for all
native people in America, the
American Indian Genocide Museum
and the 15,000 members of the Sand
Creek Massacre Descendant’s Trust
are giving support to my film,
“Ghosts of Sand Creek.” This film will
show the deprivations and depredations
most all native’s ancestors suffered at
the hands of the United States government.
This film will be told through the eyes of the
Cheyenne and Arapaho people
via their oral histories.

-Cheyenne Chief Eugene Blackbear/Sand Creek Massacre Descendant (“Last of the Dogmen”)

The intentions of the film is to
gain enough exposure to force
the United States government
to fulfill its obligations regarding
the 1867 Treaty of Little Arkansas,
to make reparations for monies,
land, and goods by the United States
government to the Cheyenne and
Arapaho tribes to complete their
duty according to this particular

Success here will cause a
domino effect that will cause
the government to fulfill its
duty to fulfill its obligations
regarding other peace treaties
throughout the land. In turn,
the reward of monies owed
to all native tribes can result
in combating disease, improve
education, destroy poverty,
hunger, high unemployment,
homelessness, health
assistance, racism, genocide,
discrimination, and the ability
for everyone to buy toilet paper.

It is past time for America’s
native people to rise up and
transcend these problems
and make a prominent place
for themselves in their country.
With the newly-elected administration,
I believe that this is even more
likely than ever before. But, I
need your support.

“Ghosts of Sand Creek”, is a two-hour,
six episode documentary film about the
descendants and ancestors of the Sand Creek
Massacre, which occurred on November 29, 1864
in the southeastern Colorado Territory, is in

Coming on the heels of the award-winning
Sand Creek Massacre trailer, the award-winning
six and one-half minute documentary and the
award-winning 22-minute documentary,
that is being distributed by Films Media
Group, “Ghosts of Sand Creek” is delving more
deeply into the Cheyenne and Arapaho
people and how the massacre has stalked
them up to the present time.

I am writing to ask each one of you to help
me raise the money to make this film to help
out those who are less fortunate than we
are. The budget is $2 million. It is my belief
that I need to keep pushing until I realize
my goal of helping out America’s native
people the way I can, and that is through
filmmaking which creates massive
exposure for America’s natives.

In the meantime, I have attached major motion picture actor,
Peter Coyote (ET-The Extra Terrestial”, “The Jagged Edge”,
“Resurrecting the Champ”, “Erin Brokovich”, “A Walk To Remember”),
Academy Award-Winning Cinematographer
and Filmmaker, Richard Lerner (“A Story of Healing”)
five Emmy Award winners, one Emmy Award nominee
and special attraction: Cheyenne Chief Eugene Blackbear, Sr. ,
played Chief Black Kettle in the Tom Berenger movie, “The
Last of the Dogmen,” to the film.

They have agreed to work on the film
because of their passion for helping out
America’s natives.

Donations for “Ghosts of Sand Creek” can
be made to:

American Indian Genocide Museum
11013 Fuqua
PMB # 178
Houston , Texas 77089-2510
Phone: (281)841-3028

The American Indian Genocide Museum
is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Your
donations are deductible to the full extent
of the law.

The purpose of this museum is to bring
historical truth to light through the means
of education using actual documentation
of events that have transpired in the
near extermination, and in some cases,
the total extermination of native tribes and
cultures. It will be a memorial to the victims of
ethnic cleansing. Racism, discrimination and
injustice will be addressed with the
purpose of promoting public awareness
that these elements of genocide which existed
in the past, continue to exist today. A further
purpose of the museum will be to address
prejudice which is generated toward native
peoples through biased reporting of history.
The goal of influencing authors of school
textbooks with irrefutable documentation shall
be of major importance. A library and microfilm
archive will be available. The visual use of art,
sculpture and film will create a memorable learning

Please tell your friends. Thank you for
your support.

Best Regards,

Donald L. Vasicek

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