Oklahoma tribes back Colorado genocide measure

Two Oklahoma tribes support a resolution in Colorado that recognizes the genocide of American Indians at the hands of European settlers.

The measure specifically mentions the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864, when a Colorado militia killed more than 150 Cheyennes and Arapahos, and the Trail of Tears, when about 4,000 Cherokee people died after being forced to leave their homelands.

The Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes and the Cherokee Nation are now based in Oklahoma.

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Colorado measure finds support here (The Oklahoman 5/4)

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