Governor Polis officially rescinds John Evans’ proclamation that led to Sand Creek Massacre

Kyle Cooke • Published on August 17, 2021 • Last modified on August 19, 2021

DENVER — On the West Steps of the Colorado State Capitol, Governor Jared Polis signed an executive order on August 17 that officially rescinded proclamations made by Territorial Governor John Evans that led to the death and endangerment of Native Americans. Read the full article by RMPBS here.

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