A Misplaced Massacre by Ari Kelman
Struggling over the Memory of Sand Creek

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On November 29, 1864, over 150 Native Americans, mostly women, children, and elderly, were slaughtered in one of the most infamous cases of state-sponsored violence in U.S. history. Kelman examines how generations of Americans have struggled with the question of whether the nation’s crimes, as well as its achievements, should be memorialized.
 

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Ari Kelman is Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Davis.
 
Published February 11, 2013 by Harvard University Press. 380 pages
Genres: History, War, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Instead of the much-wished-for “healing” and “reconciliation,” in publications, in public meetings and on the Internet, old conflicts were renewed among constituencies—private landowners, the tribes and the federal government—jostling to seize control of the Sand Creek narrative.

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