Northwestern community commemorates Native American massacre

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IN NOVEMBER 1864. THE U-S ARMY ATTACKED A NATIVE AMERICAN VILLAGE IN PRESENT-DAY COLORADO. AN ESTIMATED HUNDREDS OF CHEYENNE AND ARAPAHO PEOPLE WERE MURDERED IN WHAT BECAME KNOWN AS THE SAND CREEK MASSACRE.

AT NORTHWESTERN, THE SAND CREEK MASSACRE HAS PARTICULAR RELEVANCE. WHEN THE MASSACRE OCCURRED, JOHN EVANS WAS THE GOVERNOR OF TERRITORIAL COLORADO. EVANS IS ALSO ONE OF NORTHWESTERN’S FOUNDERS AND EVANSTON’S NAMESAKE.

N-U STUDENTS AND FACULTY HELD THE FIFTH ANNUAL SAND CREEK MASSACRE COMMEMORATION LAST WEEK.