Congress recognized Sand Creek as a massacre in 1865, but the first monument at the site called it a "battle."

From Denver Westword: The Past Is Always With Us

Congress recognized Sand Creek as a massacre in 1865, but the first monument at the site called it a "battle."
Congress recognized Sand Creek as a massacre in 1865, but the first monument at the site called it a “battle.”

Changing names and removing plaques are not going to erase past horrors. What they might do is make it easier for people to forget that the horrors ever happened or to never learn of them at all.  Patricia Calhoun discusses the creation of a fitting monument to those who lost their lives at Sand Creek Massacre: http://www.westword.com/news/remembering-the-sand-creek-massacre-the-past-is-always-with-us-7387126

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