John Evans, the Sand Creek Massacre, and the History of Northwestern University
Emeritus Franklyn Bliss Snyder Professor of English and American Studies and Professor of History
John Paul Stevens Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science
Professor of History and Theodore Zev Weiss Holocaust Educational Foundation Professor
A panel discussion, including three of the eight members of the John Evans Study Committee, on the committee’s recent report on the relationship of John Evans to the Sand Creek Massacre of November 29, 1864, in which U.S. Army cavalry slaughtered approximately 150 Cheyennes and Arapahos, most of them women and children. Evans was the governor and superintendent of Indian Affairs of the Colorado Territory and was traveling in the East at the time of the massacre. In its aftermath President Andrew Johnson instructed him to resign.
Evans was one of Northwestern University's leading founders, chair of its Board of Trustees for more than 40 years, and a major donor to the University. The City of Evanston, Illinois, is named for him. Come out for the evening to discuss the place of Evans in the history of our dynamic city and prestigious University, and of the Sand Creek Massacre in his long career.
For background reading prior to the cafe: http://www.northwestern.edu/provost/committees/john-evans-study/study-committee-report
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The Firehouse Grill, 2nd Floor
750 Chicago Ave., Evanston 60202