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Capitol Memorial To Sand Creek Massacre Moves Forward

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A proposed clay rendering of the statue, though this model doesn’t represent the final work.

State lawmakers are a step closer to deciding where to place a Sand Creek Massacre memorial. Members of the Cheyenne and Arapho tribes, and descendants of survivors, testified before the Capitol Development Committee Thursday. They urged legislators to put the memorial outside the state Capitol replacing the statue of a Civil War soldier that was toppled during last year's protests.

The artist selected to create the memorial is Harvey Pratt. He's also a descendant of Sand Creek survivors. He spoke with Ryan Warner in November.