Campus Alliance Wants Northwestern U. to Acknowledge a Founder's Controversial Past

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"Sand Creek Massacre," a painting by Robert Lindneux (1871-1970), depicts an infamous attack on an American Indian camp in the Colorado Territory in 1864. John Evans, then the territorial governor and a trustee of Northwestern U., was not present at the assault, but a campus alliance says he played a "political and moral role" in it.
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Controversy over the role of one of Northwestern University's founders in an attack on American Indians in 1864 has led the university to rename its Founder's Day festivities, scheduled for Monday, a "birthday celebration."

Whatever the name, members...

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