- Michael L. Olsen- emcee
- Welcome by Tim Blevins
- “Myths & Massacres: An Incident on the Santa Fe Trail,” by Michael L. Olsen
- “The 1761 Comanche Massacre,” by Rick Hendricks
The 2013 Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium, “Massacres of the Mountain West,” delivered a solemn view of several violent events during the region’s distant and recent past—horrific murders of children, women, and men summoned intense emotions. The symposium presentations included descriptions of atrocities and appalling behaviors. Listeners will learn about well-known, as well as unfamiliar, massacres of the Mountain West spanning the 18th through the 20th centuries.
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PPLD’s Pikes Peak Pastcast is an audio podcast of the presentations from the annual Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium events and other related content. The symposia, and affiliated Regional History Series of books and DVDs, chronicle the unique and often undocumented history of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West.