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    Did He Plan It? Governor’s Culpability in Sand Creek Massacre Still Unclear

    Nearly a century and a half after a congressional panel recommended that John Evans be removed as governor of the Colorado Territory, the man is on trial again.
    Evans, founder of Northwestern University and the University of Denver, was believed to be partly responsible for the Sand Creek Massacre, referred to as the “foulest and most unjustifiable crime in the annals of America.” After a federal investigation into his actions found him evasive, Evans resigned as territorial governor in 1865.



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