Art Exhibit: The Sand Creek Massacre

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Mon, 02/15/2016 - 12:00am
An art exhibit in Vancouver, WA remembering the Sand Creek Massacre
George Levi (Cheyenne artist), Brent Learned (Arapaho artist),and Katie Anderson (director of Clark County Historical Museum in Vancouver) join the Old Mole’s Laurie Mercier to discuss the exhibition, “One November Morning — the Sand Creek Massacre,” now at the Clark Co Hist Museum in Vancouver until May 28.  On Nov. 29, 1864, in one of the worst atrocities in American history, the Colorado militia under the command of Colonel John M. Chivington, encouraged by US Army major general Samuel Curtis and territorial governor John Evans, massacred more than 150 Cheyenne and Arapaho people, mostly elderly men, women and children, who were living in a designated “peace” camp. The exhibit features the work of Levi and Learned, Oklahoma-based Cheyenne and Arapaho artists who work in different mediums, in remembrance of their Sand Creek ancestors. Their work has inspired students at University of Denver and Northwestern University in Chicago to demand that the universities, and state of Colorado, issue formal apologies and methods of restitution, for the actions of John Evans, a founder of the universities.
 
For more information about the exhibit and scheduled events with artists Levi and Learned, see:  http://www.cchmuseum.org/category/upcoming-exhibits/
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