The Battle of Red Buttes
BPI developed and filmed the powerful story of how the Sand Creek Massacre led to the Battle of Red Buttes in 1865. It’s a story of broken promises, betrayal, anger and revenge. BPI engaged tribal members from the Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Lakota who shared not just their tribal experience and history, but also personal accounts from family members whose ancestors were involved in both Sand Creek and the Battle at Platte Bridge. The exhibit is at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center in Casper, Wyoming and was developed for the Bureau of Land Management. BPI did creative planning and media production along with exhibit design by Ariel Hallgren. To round out the storytelling the exhibit includes interpretative signage, 3D characters, a full-size tipi and a hands-on make your own Indian shield.