I’m of the opinion that everyday should be Childrens Day, and the focus they may garner on this day should continue through the calendrical cycle.
A gift for the descendant children of the Tsitsistas and So’taeo’o nations, commonly referred to as the Cheyenne, can be found in the below link addressing the issue of Sand Creek.
A first step in what undoubtedly will be a long and winding road- a journey that’s taken one hundred and forty eight years thus far.
There will be those who are dismissive of this effort, some may even crudely suggest that internet favorite of “get over it” and attempt to characterize it as chasing the dollar.
But is about much more than that-it is about betrayal, a long festering wound, and some attempt being made to “officially” right a wrong.
A wrong to this day that continues to resonate, impact a people, and influence the future.
Most all have heard of Wounded Knee and Sand Creek-neither of which were isolated incidents-every nation of ours has had their own version that requires public awareness, remediation, and some sense of closure…if that is even possible.
If any would fully understand the history of colonization and Manifest Destiny they would do well to make an effort to inform themselves of the shared commonality of such events, as the devastation wrought impacted every indigenous person on this continent, and continues to do so.
I would urge those who avail themselves of social networks or maintain a site of their own to copy this link there and offer words of support-express their opinion and add their voice in saying Sand Creek must not be allowed to be forgotten or swept under the bureaucratic rug.