Racism at It’s Finest

“The Sand Creek Massacre,”an award-winning documentary film that was recently cataloged into Smithsonian Institute Libraries, depicts a history of Colorado about whom many would rather turn their backs. The story in the film is told from the perspective of Cheyenne and Arapaho people, whose ancestors survived the Sand Creek Massacre. The history they impart is rich. It defines a period of time in Colorado history when racism was so rampant it resulted in the murder of over 400 women, children, elders and special needs people at Sand Creek. The film was made to inform, to educate and to create awareness for America’s native people. Many in Colorado, including educators, historians, journalists

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and military people, continue to exude this racism by ignoring this film, saying the Sand Creek Massacre was a battle.

-Donald L. Vasicek
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