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Sand Creek Massacre Site

Methodist minister Calvin Hill (right) puts the ashes on the forehead of fellow Methodist Amy Wise as a sign of renewal. Thirteen buses of Colorado Methodists made a pilgrammage to the Sand Creek Massacre site on Friday, June 21, 2014. ONLINE PHOTO GALLERY  (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Methodist minister Calvin Hill (right) greets fellow Methodist Amy Wise after she has ashes put on her forehead as a sign of renewal. Thirteen buses of Colorado Methodists made a pilgrammage to the Sand Creek Massacre site on Friday, June 21, 2014. ONLINE PHOTO GALLERY (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Over 600 Colorado Methodists made a pilgrammage to the Sand Creek Massacre site in southeastern Colorado on Friday, January 21, 2014. Col. John Chivington, a Methodist minister, lead the massacre in which around 100 people were killed and mutilated, mostly women and children. ONLINE PHOTO GALLERY (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Over 600 Colorado Methodists made a pilgrammage to the Sand Creek Massacre site in southeastern Colorado on Friday, January 21, 2014. Col. John Chivington, a Methodist minister, lead the massacre in which around 100 people were killed and mutilated, mostly women and children. ONLINE PHOTO GALLERY (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Karen Little Coyote, a descendent of Chief Black Kettle, talks with Methodist Pat Chase at the Sand Creek Massacre Site on Friday, June 21, 2014. Chief Black Kettle was a survivor of the massacre that was lead by Col. John Chivington, who was also a Methodist minister. Over 600 Colorado Methodists made a pilgrammage to the site. ONLINE PHOTO GALLERY (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Karen Little Coyote, a descendent of Chief Black Kettle, talks with Methodist Pat Chase at the Sand Creek Massacre Site on Friday, June 21, 2014. Chief Black Kettle was a survivor of the massacre that was lead by Col. John Chivington, who was also a Methodist minister. Over 600 Colorado Methodists made a pilgrammage to the site. ONLINE PHOTO GALLERY (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Around a hundred mostly women and children were killed or mutilated at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site near Eads, Colorado. Around 600 Colorado Methodists made a pilgrammage to the site on Friday, June 21, 2014. ONLINE PHOTO GALLERY (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Around a hundred mostly women and children were killed or mutilated at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site near Eads, Colorado. Around 600 Colorado Methodists made a pilgrammage to the site on Friday, June 21, 2014. ONLINE PHOTO GALLERY (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Many of the Methodists who made the pilgrammage to the Sand Creek Massacre site spent their time in meditation or prayer. ONLINE PHOTO GALLERY (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Many of the Methodists who made the pilgrammage to the Sand Creek Massacre site spent their time in meditation or prayer. ONLINE PHOTO GALLERY (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Bishop Elaine Stanovsky puts ashes on the head of a pilgrim as they exit the bus. Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Methodist minister Calvin Hill (right) puts the ashes on the forehead of fellow Methodist Amy Wise as a sign of renewal. Thirteen buses of Colorado Methodists made a pilgrammage to the Sand Creek Massacre site on Friday, June 21, 2014. ONLINE PHOTO GALLERY  (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Methodist minister Calvin Hill (right) greets fellow Methodist Amy Wise after she has ashes put on her forehead as a sign of renewal. Thirteen buses of Colorado Methodists made a pilgrammage to the Sand Creek Massacre site on Friday, June 21, 2014. ONLINE PHOTO GALLERY (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Over 600 Colorado Methodists made a pilgrammage to the Sand Creek Massacre site in southeastern Colorado on Friday, January 21, 2014. Col. John Chivington, a Methodist minister, lead the massacre in which around 100 people were killed and mutilated, mostly women and children. ONLINE PHOTO GALLERY (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Over 600 Colorado Methodists made a pilgrammage to the Sand Creek Massacre site in southeastern Colorado on Friday, January 21, 2014. Col. John Chivington, a Methodist minister, lead the massacre in which around 100 people were killed and mutilated, mostly women and children. ONLINE PHOTO GALLERY (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Karen Little Coyote, a descendent of Chief Black Kettle, talks with Methodist Pat Chase at the Sand Creek Massacre Site on Friday, June 21, 2014. Chief Black Kettle was a survivor of the massacre that was lead by Col. John Chivington, who was also a Methodist minister. Over 600 Colorado Methodists made a pilgrammage to the site. ONLINE PHOTO GALLERY (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Karen Little Coyote, a descendent of Chief Black Kettle, talks with Methodist Pat Chase at the Sand Creek Massacre Site on Friday, June 21, 2014. Chief Black Kettle was a survivor of the massacre that was lead by Col. John Chivington, who was also a Methodist minister. Over 600 Colorado Methodists made a pilgrammage to the site. ONLINE PHOTO GALLERY (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Around a hundred mostly women and children were killed or mutilated at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site near Eads, Colorado. Around 600 Colorado Methodists made a pilgrammage to the site on Friday, June 21, 2014. ONLINE PHOTO GALLERY (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Around a hundred mostly women and children were killed or mutilated at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site near Eads, Colorado. Around 600 Colorado Methodists made a pilgrammage to the site on Friday, June 21, 2014. ONLINE PHOTO GALLERY (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Many of the Methodists who made the pilgrammage to the Sand Creek Massacre site spent their time in meditation or prayer. ONLINE PHOTO GALLERY (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Many of the Methodists who made the pilgrammage to the Sand Creek Massacre site spent their time in meditation or prayer. ONLINE PHOTO GALLERY (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Bishop Elaine Stanovsky puts ashes on the head of a pilgrim as they exit the bus. Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Nearly 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre, descendants meet with over 600 Methodists from Colorado at the national historic site. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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