Sand Creek Massacre site demands we confront racial violence

Associated Press
February 20, 2020 - 4:23 pm
Sand Creek massacre site

AP Photo/Russell Contreras


EADS, Colo. (AP) — A quiet piece of land tucked away in rural southeastern Colorado seeks to honors the 230 peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho tribe members who were slaughtered by the U.S. Army in 1864. It was one of worst mass murders in U.S. history. The reflective Sand Creek Massacre site has become a place where indigenous people from across the U.S., Latin America and New Zealand seek to pray for indigenous populations affected by genocide. And it serves as a model for advocates seeking to turn historic sites connected to racial violence against people of color, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Porvenir, Texas, into places of remembrance. 




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