“Nothing Lives Long, Only the Earth”: Cheyenne Chief White Antelope’s Honor Song, Free Ticket
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Audience: Alumni, Current Student0, Current Student, Faculty, Families, Neighbor or Friend, Prospective Student, Staff
Gates Concert Hall
Free Ticket, All Seats Reserved, Complimentary parking
“Nothing Lives Long, Only the Earth”: Cheyenne Chief White Antelope’s Honor Song
Over a century and a half ago, Colonel John Chivington led 675 Colorado volunteer soldiers to massacre a Cheyenne and Arapaho village on the banks of what is now known as Sand Creek. Chief White Antelope, one of the leaders of a respected Cheyenne military societies, the Dog Soldiers, saw the militia descend on his people and chose to sing his personal honor song in the face of death. Chief White Antelope earned this song because of his bravery and leadership in the protection of his people.
Today, the University of Denver welcomes George Levi, Creg Hart, Roger Davis, and Kendal Kauley, four Southern Arapaho and Cheyenne singers who keep Chief White Antelope’s song as a living historical source for their community, the generations that preceded them, and the generations yet to be born.
Listen carefully, because as the song teaches us, “Nothing lives long, only the rocks and the earth.”
Newman Center Box Office Tickets on sale SOON.
PROGRAM LINK (Do not use phone programs in the concert halls.)
Proof of vaccination and masks are required.
Complimentary parking, one hour before curtain, in the Newman Center parking Garage on E. Wesley Ave.