A Tribute to a Massacre – Kind of

18Sep08
An average statue in front of an average state capitol.

Just your average Civil War statue in front of your standard state capitol. Boring.

But, upon closer inspection, the plaque immediately below the statue lists the “Battle of Sand Creek,” in its tribute of Colorado’s Civil War effort. (By the way they fought for the North. I had doubts.)

Just one problem: that “battle” is widely regarded as “massacre.” A peaceful camp of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians was attacked. 150 people, many of them women and children, were killed.

Another plaque, located next to the statue, tells that story.

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