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Northwestern's connection to the Sand Creek Massacre

Nov 30, 2020 - Chicago Tribune

There is no better time than November, National American Indian Heritage Month, to recall how Americans, especially Chicago-area residents, view John Evans, a founder of Northwestern University after whom Evanston, Illinois, is named.

For generations, Evans has been feted as doctor, railroad builder, religious leader, educator, real estate developer and philanthropist, not only in Illinois but also in Colorado, where he was governor and ex officio superintendent of Indian affairs from 1862...