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The story of the Sand Creek Massacre, told by the Arapaho and Cheyenne people

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Sand Creek Massacre History Colorado
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History Colorado’s new exhibit, “The Betrayal that Changed Cheyenne and Arapaho People Forever,” shares not only the story of the Sand Creek Massacre, it also elevates the Arapaho and Cheyenne cultures.

It remains Colorado's deadliest day, November 29, 1864. More than 200 Arapaho and Cheyenne people were murdered by US troops on Colorado's Eastern Plains. In a new exhibit at History Colorado in Denver, those closest to the genocide tell their own stories. Senior Host Ryan Warner speaks first with Sand Creek descendent Fred Mosqueda, then tours the exhibit with lead curator Sam Bock.