Silas Soule, ordered by Col. John Chivington to attack peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho people camped at Sand Creek, heroically refused that order and kept the men under his command from participating in the ensuing massacre. A few months later supporters of Chivington took revenge by assassinating Soule on the streets of Denver.
Soule’s murder is the focus of the touchstone poem in my book Marked Men, so it’s a pleasure to announce that Soule’s memory will be honored with a performance of that poem on the evening of April 23, 2015—the 150th anniversary of his death. This one-time only performance by Denver’s Living Room Theatre will take place on the University of Denver campus in the historic, recently restored Reiman Theater. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Let me add that the performance is the culminating event of a three-session course I’m teaching for the University of Denver’s Enrichment Program around the historical background and genesis of “A Marked Man.” People who enroll in the course will receive a free copy of Marked Men and free admission to the April 23rd performance. For details about the course, click here.
Finally, if you’d like to purchase a copy of Marked Men, you can order them through my site; from these Denver area book stores: BookBar and The Tattered Cover; or from Amazon or Barnes & Noble online.