Petition 80158

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Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site (80158-IC-NonDis-!)

The United Methodist Church will contribute $50,000 to the development of the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Research and Learning Center, and the General Conference directs the General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns to work with the United States National Park Service in the conveyance of the funds and in the development of the Research and Learning Center.

Rationale

On November 29, 1864 at Sand Creek, Colorado, Colonel John Chivington, a Methodist lay preacher as well as commander of the local military district of the United States Army, led a combined force of 800 soldiers in an early morning attack on a Native American village in which the people...