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147 years ago

In an act of repentance, the United Methodist Church donated $50,000 to the National Park Service for a future educational center at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site, near Eads, Colo.

The church made the donation because a Methodist minister led a November 1864 massacre of 165 Cheyenne and Arapaho people on the site.

After the massacre, Cheyennes and Arapahos abandoned all claims to what was then the Territory of Colorado


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