A request by a tribal government to have a “consultation” delays the vote to change the controversial name of 14,000-foot peak west of Denver.
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Colorado governor formally asks federal government to change Mt. Evans’ name to Mt. Blue Sky
The request is the second-to-last step in the renaming process to remove former Gov. John Evans, who was forced to resign for his role in the Sand Creek Massacre
“Tell the truth”: Shedding new light on the Sand Creek Massacre with an exhibit 10 years in the making
After missteps that shut down an earlier exhibit, the museum painstakingly rebuilt trust. The new display rests on native voices.
Opinion: For Sand Creek Massacre descendants like me, a new exhibit provides a blueprint for moving forward
History Colorado’s opening of a new exhibit on the Sand Creek Massacre helped descendants deal with a disconnect that for many tribal members reflects difficult family history.
Carman: The moral failures of Evans and Byers compel a final reckoning at the highest level
Now that Mount Evans likely will be renamed, it’s time for Colorado to turn toward the next one: Byers Peak
Board mulling name change for Mount Evans begins work without Patty Limerick, a scholar in the history of Western conquest
The makeup of the state’s geographic naming board could change even more in December because 6 of 15 members’ terms have expired
As momentum to rename Mount Evans builds, the namesake’s relatives ask Colorado to consider his contributions
Descendants of John Evans speak up on behalf of former governor while acknowledging his role in Sand Creek Massacre
Interior Department will expand Sand Creek Massacre historical site in southern Colorado by nearly 3,500 acres
Secretary Deb Haaland, the first Native American to lead a Cabinet agency, made the announcement during a solemn ceremony at the historical site
How should history be told? Rising Colorado voices are pushing museums to rethink their approach
Long before the height of the civil rights movement, something rare was starting in the Colorado mountains. Nestled in Gilpin County, “a Black utopia” thrived for nearly four decades in the form of a mountain resort built by African Americans, for African Americans — the only of its kind west of the Mississippi. Operating between […]
Opinion: Mt. Blue Sky — a name that honors its natural and cultural values
On a cold November day in 1864, a military regiment in Colorado slaughtered hundreds of peacefully gathered Cheyenne and Arapaho men, women, and children in what is known as the Sand Creek Massacre. While he did not directly lead the assault, Colorado’s then-territorial governor, John Evans, bears much responsibility for the massacre. Evans created the […]