2017 Denver Indian Wars Symposium

Our annual, one-day spring conference in Denver for students, scholars and followers of western history

Saturday, May 13, 2017

9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (doors open at 8:30 AM)

Colorado National Guard Headquarters Auditorium
6868 South Revere Parkway - Centennial, Colorado 801

Featuring five well-known speakers, morning coffee, juice & doughnuts, full buffet lunch, authors and booksellers. Price per person, is $35 if paid by May 8th or $45 at the door. This year our no-host party will be held at the Marriott Courtyard, 6565 South Boston Street - about 30 minutes after the closing of the symposium.

Send your $35 check to OIW, PO Box 1650, Johnstown, CO 80534


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2017 Symposium Program

Layton Hooper, Conference Chairman

John Monnett: An Eyewitness to the Fetterman Fight

Paul Hedren: Powder River, March 17, 1876: A Book Talk

Andrew F. Masich: Civil War in the Southwest Borderlands 1861-1867

Douglas Hocking: Tom Jeffords, Friend of Cochise

Jeff Norman: Buffalo Bill Experience: The Legend Comes Alive, the 100th Anniversary

John Monnett, Paul Hedren, Andrew F. Masich, and Douglas Hocking will have their new books available for sale and autographs.

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For more information (and limited author or bookseller arrangements)
please contact Mike Koury at

Directions to OIW Conference at National Guard HQ Auditorium

From I-25, go east on Arapahoe Road to South Revere Parkway (1st) light after Peoria). Turn south on South Revere Parkway, cross East Briarwood Avenue. The Colorado National Guard Auditorium is inside the fenced parking area on your left at 6868 South Revere Parkway.


Lodging Arrangements

We have made arrangements with a great hotel, the Marriott Courtyard Denver Tech Center, 6565 S. Boston St. Greenwood Village, CO 80111. The special rate of $89 a night includes a continental breakfast in a room reserved for our group. This Mariott Courtyard has a full bar and a Bistro Café for those who don’t want to go out to dinner. Our no-host party after the symposium will be here. Please call 1 (303) 721-0300 for reservations. You must tell them you are part of the Order of the Indian Wars room block staying at the Courtyard Marriott, Denver Tech Center, Greenwood village, CO. Reservations should be made by April 21, 2017. Reservations after this date may not receive this $89 special rate.