. ‘Far too late’: Colorado governor rescinds 1864 order to kill Native Americans « JO LEE MAGAZINE

USA TODAY/The governor of Colorado on Tuesday revoked a 157-year-old proclamation that called for state citizens to kill Native Americans and steal their property.

Gov. Jared Polis said the removal of the proclamation represents “tearing down this harmful symbol of hate and sending a message about who we are as Coloradans and what we value.”

“We can’t change the past, but we can honor the memories of those who we lost by recognizing their sacrifice and vowing to do better,” Polis said during the signing.

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