Denver museum closes Indian massacre display

first_imgDENVER | Colorado’s new state history museum has closed an exhibit on the Sand Creek Indian massacre, one of the state’s darkest chapters, after descendants of the slaughter’s survivors demanded changes in how it is portrayed and complained that they weren’t consulted about the display.A U.S. Army force led by Col. John M. Chivington (SHIV’-ing-tin) swept into a sleeping Indian village along Sand Creek in southeastern Colorado on Nov. 29, 1864. Troops killed more than 160 Cheyenne and Arapaho, most of them women, children and the elderly. Officials at the time insisted the attack was to avenge Native American raids on white settlers and kidnappings of women and children.In this Aug. 23, 2013 photo, a security guard passes as a woman views the darkened and closed off exhibit on the San Creek Massacre, inside the History Colorado Center, the state’s new history museum, in Denver. The museum fenced off its display dealing with one of the state’s darkest chapters, after descendants of the slaughter’s survivors demanded changes in how it is portrayed. On Nov. 29, 1864, a U.S. Army force led by Col. John M. Chivington swept into a sleeping Indian village along a southeastern Colorado creek, killing more than 160 Cheyenne and Arapaho, most of them women, children and the elderly. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)Dale Hamilton, a descendant of Chief Sand Hill, one of the survivors, said curators of the History Colorado Center museum in Denver didn’t consult tribes about the display, which opened in April 2012. The exhibit was closed in June.Tribal historians found some dates were wrong, excerpts from letters left out crucial details, and the exhibit attempted to explain Native American-white settler conflicts as a “collision of cultures,” claimed Hamilton, of Concho, Okla., where he lives with Cheyenne and Southern Arapahoe tribes.“This wasn’t a clash of cultures. This was a straight-up massacre. All we are looking for is respect for our relatives who were murdered,” said Hamilton.Officials at the history center say they are waiting for the state and tribes to reach a consensus before reopening the exhibit, which includes a 1996 video titled, “Oral Histories of Sand Creek Massacre Descendants.”“In developing the exhibit about the Sand Creek Massacre, History Colorado employed objects, oral histories, audio and text to convey to audiences the unspeakable tragedy, the profound national importance and the enduring impact of that event, not only for Cheyenne and Arapaho people, but for all of us as a society,” said History Colorado spokeswoman Rebecca Laurie.“However, we did not adequately consult with the Northern Cheyenne of Montana, the Northern Arapaho of Wyoming and the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma as we developed this exhibit, and we are now in a consultation process to address their concerns,” Laurie said.Troy Eid serves on a federal advisory board on Native American affairs and volunteered to negotiate with the tribes on behalf of the state. He said the closure had more to do with the state’s failure to consult with tribes before the exhibit opened than with differences over history.“They had some objections to the process, and the museum agreed to close the exhibit until the consultations are concluded,” Eid said.Survivors’ descendants say the U.S. government had ordered their ancestors to stay at a camp at Sand Creek, 180 miles southeast of Denver, while talks were held on their future. During the attack, some victims’ bodies were mutilated; body parts were taken back to Denver, where the soldiers were hailed as heroes.Several U.S. commanders refused to join the attack, saying Indian leaders tried to surrender by waving a white flag.Some soldiers wrote to officials in Washington, accusing Chivington of an unprovoked massacre. Congress ultimately condemned the incident — in which nine U.S. soldiers died — but no one was held accountable.Ari Kelman, author of “A Misplaced Massacre,” a history of Sand Creek, said the exhibit portrays the angst and remorse of soldiers over what happened that day.“This is a wound that has never healed,” he said.last_img read more

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Train yard sparks congestion fears

first_imgBy Rowan Forster Metro’s behemoth train stabling yard at Pakenham East has been labelled a “looming disaster”, with 34 high-capacity…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Mousa Dembele tops list of Spurs stars Mauricio Pochettino wants to sell

first_imgMOUSA DEMBELE tops a list of stars Tottenham plan to offload.Boss Mauricio Pochettino wants to freshen up his squad in January after not making a single signing last summer.3 Mousa Dembele is set to leave SpursCredit: Getty – ContributorBelgian World Cup midfielder Dembele, 31, will be out of contract at the end of the season.He could go for nothing if he does not move in January or agree a new deal.Poch will also listen to offers for out-of-favour duo Victor Wanyama and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou.And the Argentinian coach who Real Madrid are desperate to land also wants to axe £17million flop striker Vincent Janssen.3 Flop Vincent Janssen also looks to be on his way outCredit: PA:Empics SportBut Danny Rose is set to stay after forcing his way back into Poch’s plans.Hugo Lloris was sent off in Spurs’ 2-2 Champions League draw with PSV that saw their European hopes go up in flames.But that error has not seen Poch’s star dim.Real are making a last-ditch attempt to sign Pochettino following their poor start to the season under Julen Lopetegui.3 Danny Rose is set to fight for his place under Mauricio PochettinoCredit: PA:Empics SportAnd it appears Los Blancos chiefs have turned their back on ex-Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.His brother and agent Daniele revealed they have had “no contact” with Real.He declared: “Antonio is on holiday, he has not received any calls from Real Madrid. Yes, Real is a great team but there has been no contact.”last_img read more

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Wilshere is like Pirlo – Pellegrini

first_imgWest Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini has likened Jack Wilshere to former Italy great Andrea Pirlo. Wilshere is looking to relaunch his career at West Ham after several injury-hit campaigns with Arsenal, and Pellegrini believes the Brit can be compared to the former Juventus and Milan playmaker. “A lot of you will remember Juventus around four or five years ago, they played with one holding midfielder, it was Pirlo. And Pirlo is the same as Jack. He has the same characteristics as Jack,” said Pellegrini. “I think that Jack Wilshere must play as Jack Wilshere. He is not a defensive midfielder to hold the line. He is a midfielder more comfortable when he comes out from our side and not receiving the ball back from the other goal. “You must leave him to play alone, to play the moment, to receive the ball because he is going to make things happen,” added Pellegrini. “I think everyone praised Jack Wilshere not just for one game because if he could play in a normal shape without injury, he was always a player who makes a difference because he is a different player. “I am sure [we will see that Wilshere again] because he is just 26 years old. Because he knows better how he must manage his physical work so as not to be injured. “So, I think at this moment, we must give him trust, let him play, because I repeat what I said: he is a different player, and he will do it.”last_img read more

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FRENCH OPEN 2019: A look at younger, less-famous challengers

first_imgLeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Even setting aside those without a major championship but other strong bona fides, along the lines of Dominic Thiem, Kiki Bertens or Karolina Pliskova, the brackets contain some younger competitors without previous success at Roland Garros who could draw attention.Here’s a look:___WHO: Bianca Andreescu, 18, CanadaBEST MAJOR: Second round, 2019 Australian OpenADVERTISEMENT WORDS: “I am playing my best tennis right now.” — Garin.___WHO: Stefanos Tsitsipas, 20, GreeceBEST MAJOR: Semifinals, 2019 Australian OpenFRENCH OPEN RECORD: 1-2WHY HE MATTERS: Announced his presence by upsetting 20-time major champ Roger Federer in the fourth round in Australia; tied for the tour lead with two titles in 2019. Has a rare combination of strength at the baseline and touch at the net.WHAT COULD HOLD HIM BACK: No real reason he shouldn’t be a factor deep into the tournament.POSSIBLE OPPONENT: Federer in the quarterfinals.WORDS: “It’s good to come into a Grand Slam knowing what you’ve done well, what you’ve done wrong, trying to concentrate on those things in order to avoid the same mistakes in the big events.” — Tsitsipas.___ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this March 17, 2019, file photo, Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, kisses her trophy after defeating Angelique Kerber, of Germany, in the women’s final at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells, Calif. Andreescu, 18, is seeded at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time at the 2019 French Open, where play begins Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)PARIS — There’s been unprecedented tennis parity so far in 2019, including the clay-court circuit leading to the French Open: A total of 23 players split the 25 WTA and ATP titles on the slow, red surface.That means there are plenty of people who can succeed over the next two weeks at Roland Garros, where play begins Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES FRENCH OPEN 2019: What to watch, from Osaka to Federer’s return NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption WHAT COULD HOLD HER BACK: In a word: inexperience. Has played only six Grand Slam matches in what shapes up as a promising career.POSSIBLE OPPONENT: No. 11 seed Aryna Sabalenka in the second round.IN HER WORDS: “It’s been a really great year for me. Obviously I’m motivated to do even more.” — Anisimova.___WHO: Cristian Garin, 22, ChileBEST MAJOR: 0-3 in Grand Slam matchesFRENCH OPEN RECORD: DebutWHY HE MATTERS: One of only two men (Benoit Paire is the other) to have won more than one clay-court title this season.WHAT COULD HOLD HIM BACK: New to this stage. Never won a match at a major; never appeared in the main draw at Roland Garros.POSSIBLE OPPONENT: 3-time major champ Stan Wawrinka in the second round. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ That doesn’t mean, of course, that all have a shot at a title, even if defending champion Simona Halep figures about 10 women do.No one truly believes that many men are viable contenders to end up with the trophy. The list pretty much begins and ends with 11-time champ Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, who has won the past three majors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAs 14th-seeded Gael Monfils put it: “If I were to ask you who the favorites are for Roland Garros, you would give me two names and it’s always the same. No one is going to give me another name. … Who are the two main favorites? They are Rafa and Novak. And that is not going to change right away.”There are 128 entrants in each draw, and while 127 will lose, there are men and women who have yet to win a Grand Slam title — maybe not even come that close yet — who might make some noise at the 2019 French Open. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast FRENCH OPEN RECORD: DebutWHY SHE MATTERS: A fresh face on the scene. Big strokes and fearless attitude carried her to a hard-court title at Indian Wells as a wild-card entrant and a 31-4 record this season.WHAT COULD HOLD HER BACK: Has been dealing with an injured right shoulder that sidelined her since March.POSSIBLE OPPONENT: 23-time major champion Serena Williams in the third round.WORDS: “I have watched all these players play on TV so many times, so it’s surreal to be able to play against them.” — Andreescu.___WHO: Amanda Anisimova, 17, United States.BEST MAJOR: Fourth round, 2019 Australian OpenFRENCH OPEN RECORD: 0-1WHY SHE MATTERS: Showed with a second-week run in Australia in January and a clay-court title in Colombia in April that she can handle the setting and the surface. She’s the youngest American woman to win a title since Serena Williams was 17 at Indian Wells in 1999. WHO: Marketa Vondrousova, 19, Czech RepublicBEST MAJOR: Fourth round, 2018 U.S. OpenFRENCH OPEN RECORD: 1-2WHY SHE MATTERS: Lefty with mature game full of variety is 21-5 since the Australian Open, including two victories over 2018 French Open champion Simona Halep.WHAT COULD HOLD HER BACK: Like some others on this list, unaccustomed to the rarefied air of the latter rounds at a Grand Slam tournament.POSSIBLE OPPONENT: 3-time major champion Angelique Kerber in the second round.WORDS: “If not this year, keep an eye on her. She is going to be good, for sure.” — 18-time major champion Chris Evert.last_img read more

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Pellegrini praises the return of ‘aggressive’ Man City after thumping five past Newcastle

first_imgManuel Pellegrini was pleased to see the return of Manchester City’s “aggressive” side as his men thrashed Newcastle 5-0 to reinvigorate their Premier League title defence.The emphatic win not only cut Chelsea’s lead at the top of the Premier League to five points, but provided the perfect confidence boost for Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 clash against Barcelona.And Pellegrini was left to reflect on a near-perfect performance, which saw City rediscover the attacking swagger that made them such formidable opponents in last season.“Of course was a good day because we won our game, but it was not only that we won, but that we returned to being a scoring team here at the Etihad and we repeated our last performance against Stoke,” said the Blues boss.“We were a solid team and an aggressive team from the beginning.”It took just 90 seconds for a rampant City to take the lead, with Sergio Aguero netting from the penalty spot, while further goals from Samir Nasri and the highly impressive Edin Dzeko put the result beyond doubt inside the first 21 minutes against a defensively woeful NewcastleAnd they didn’t let up after the break, with David Silva’s quickfire double putting the gloss on a cruising victory.Dzeko’s performance – which yielded his first goal since September – was timely, coming on the day new £25million striker Wilfried Bony made his debut off the bench.Pellegrini said: “For Edin it is very important.“Maybe one of the things that happened in January was that Edin was just coming back from a long injury and Sergio Aguero was also. Both of them, the way they had minutes, will help them return to their normal performance.“Edin not only scored but worked very well the whole game.”City came from behind to win the title in both 2102 and 2014 and the nature of the win has suggested they are capable of repeating the feat.Pellegrini said: “The experience is always important but I think all the teams will drop points from now until the end of the season so we will see which team will drop least points.”last_img read more

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‘Liverpool will be different next season’, Klopp vows after Europa League loss

first_img1 Jurgen Klopp Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool will be stronger for their Europa League heartbreak and will be a ‘different team’ next season.The Reds suffered a 3-1 defeat in Wednesday night’s final as Sevilla fought back from a goal down to deservedly lift the trophy for a third successive year.Klopp’s side would have secured Champions League qualification with victory in Basel but, having finished eighth in the Premier League, they will now be without any European football in 2016/17.But the German is refusing to be too downbeat and he is confident Liverpool are destined for success under his stewardship.“This team will be a little bit different next year, that’s clear,” he said.“We we will do something with transfers, that’s clear. But, first of all, we need to use the experience because I am sure we will be in a final again and we will have decisive moments again. And if we have decisive moments then we have to react better, all of us.“It is clear we are not in a European tournament next year so we don’t have football on Wednesday or Thursday so we will have time to train and we will for sure come back stronger.”Liverpool had three penalty shouts for handball and a goal disallowed for offside while Sevilla’s crucial third saw a linesman’s flag overruled by referee Jonas Eriksson.Klopp has now his last FIVE cup finals, but he insists the latest defeat will only make him, as well as the team, stronger.“There are more important things in life than football. I don’t think God had a plan with me to go to the final and always have a knock,” responded the German when asked if he felt he was owed some luck.“I’ve had a lot of luck in my life as I sit here as manager of Liverpool. I don’t think I am an unlucky person or life has not been good to me.“We will carry on, I will carry on. I will try with all I have to reach the next final, even when you know you can lose it.“There are bigger problems in life but at this moment it doesn’t feel like it, it is really hard.”last_img read more

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Georges-Kevin N’Koudou to have Tottenham medical TODAY as £10m deal agreed

first_imgMarseille star Georges-Kevin N’Koudou will undergo a medical at Tottenham on Tuesday ahead of a £10m switch, according to reports in France.L’Equipe has revealed that the two sides have reached an agreement on the sale of the exciting 21-year-old winger, which will be finalised once he completes his medical in the London sunshine.The swoop is something of a coup for Spurs given interest from Manchester United, Everton and a long list of other clubs from outside England.But it appears as though Mauricio Pochettino has beaten all of those to the punch by persuading the young talent to head to north London.It has been reported that Versailles-born N’Koudou will likely pen a five-year deal at White Hart Lane. Georges-Kevin Nkoudou in action for Marseille 1last_img

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Chelsea star missed crucial clash after ‘suffering injury playing basketball’

first_img Thibaut Courtois in action for Chelsea 1 Thibaut Courtois missed Chelsea’s crucial clash with Manchester United after being injured while filming a promotional basketball shoot.The influential Belgian goalkeeper was absent as his side crashed to a 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford on Sunday to blow the Premier League title race wide open.Antonio Conte refused to confirm how Courtois, who was replaced between the sticks by Asmir Begovic, had suffered the problem.But it has now emerged that the 24-year-old hurt his ankle while carrying out commercial activities at the club’s training ground on Tuesday. Courtois was ordered by the Blues to take part in a basketball game with teammates as part of an agreement with the NBA.He was reported to have twisted his ankle after landing awkwardly when he jumped to catch a basketball.The injury means Courtois could also miss Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final at Wembley against Tottenham.last_img read more

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EU bans genetically modified rice

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles“We have strict legislation in place in the EU to ensure that any GM product put on the European market has undergone a thorough authorization procedure based on scientific assessment. There is no flexibility for unauthorized GMOs – these cannot enter the EU food and feed chain under any circumstances,” Health and Consumer Protection Commissioner Markos Kyprianou said. “The measures we have taken today will ensure that unauthorized GM rice is not inadvertently imported. EU consumers can rely on the high level of protection that our GM rules afford them,” he said. The contamination with the strain of genetically engineered rice was detected by Bayer CropScience AG. The German company then notified U.S. officials. The strain is not approved for sale in the United States, but two other strains of rice with the same genetically engineered protein are. Europe has been far more reluctant than the U.S. to accept genetically modified foodstuffs. The environmental group Friends of the Earth Europe called for an immediate import ban and more information on how widespread the contamination had been. The EU buys about 70 million euros ($90 million) worth of U.S. rice each year. BRUSSELS, Belgium – The European Union has taken urgent steps to keep out genetically contaminated long-grain rice from the United States, ordering special certifications for U.S. rice exports. Under the new rules, which are expected to be in place for at least six months, the United States will have to specifically certify that shipments of rice are free from the unauthorized GMO LL Rice 601 strain. Controls will also be carried out at EU ports. Last week, the U.S. government announced that long-grain rice samples had tested positive for trace amounts of a genetically modified strain not approved for consumption. Japan suspended imports of U.S. long-grain rice following the positive test. The 25-nation bloc said it still had insufficient information to assess the extent of the contamination but needed to take preventive measures. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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