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Sand Creek speaker series: causes of the Sand Creek Massacre

PICT Sign at Sand Creek Site - Chris Sorensen

"I tell you, Ned, it was hard to see little children on their knees have their brains beat out by men professing to be civilized."

So wrote Captain Silas S. Soule in 1864, shortly after the national tragedy known as the Sand Creek Massacre. Two hundred and thirty souls - Cheyenne and Arapaho men, women, and children - lost their lives that cold November day in 1864.

It's a tragedy that haunts us today. But what were the causes that led to this brutal attack?

Governor orders flags lowered to honor victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

PROMO 660 x 440 Memorial - Flags at Half Staff - iStock

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff immediately following this Saturday's shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Colorado flags will remain lowered on all public buildings until sunset Wednesday, October 31, to honor the victims.

U.S. President Donald Trump has also issued a proclamation ordering flags lowered at public buildings across the nation and at embassies and other federal facilities around the world.

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site hosting speaker series 

PROMO 660 x 440 Logo - Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Sign - Jeanne Sorensen

The Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site will be hosting aseries of speakers/educators throughout 2018 and 2019 to present sessions that will address American history, tribal histories, American Indian Law, and Native and Non-Native American perspectives of the historical context in which the Sand Creek Massacre took place.

Mark Hillman’s Capitol Review: Amendment 73 is the wrong answer for education

PROMO 660 x 440 Government - Colorado Capitol - iStock

Colorado schools make a credible argument that a little more money would make their job easier.  But Amendment 73 on this year's ballot is the wrong answer.

The most ominous force against education funding in the Colorado budget is rapid growth of entitlement spending - not lack of money.