Judge William E. Doyle American Inn of Court
In May, the Judge William E. Doyle American Inn of Court in Denver, Colorado, held its first virtual meeting. Becky Bye, Esquire, hosted her final meeting as Inn president, which featured the program “The History and Legacy of the Sand Creek Massacre” with Wyoming State Representatives Andi Clifford and Sara Burlingame.
The presentation focused on the history and continuing legacy of the Sand Creek Massacre for Colorado and the Northern Arapaho Tribe on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming. Clifford is a member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe and a descendant of the Arapaho attacked by the Third Colorado Calvary on Big Sandy Creek. She and Burlingame discussed the history of the Sand Creek Massacre from multiple perspectives and explored the massacre’s legacy 156 years later. Clifford gave an emotional talk about the massacre of her people and the lasting effects. After their presentation, a discussion was held on how Sand Creek’s legacy has affected the Arapaho and white people who live in the region. It was a moving and powerful evening.