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A Misplaced Massacre by Ari Kelman
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bookshelves: nonfiction, native-american, history

Nuanced account of the internal and external struggles to memorialize Sand Creek as part of the National Park Service. I was fascinated by the discussion of memory and the role it plays in how we consider our own past as well as the (often) conflicting perspectives of the various stakeholders in this situation. A portrait of why bureaucracy can move so slowly when looking at building a memorial like the Sand Creek Massacre Historial Site as well as a look into the way that trauma from decades or even centuries ago can still haunt an entire people and the ways in which we can move forward and heal.
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Reading Progress

February 8, 2019 – Started Reading
February 8, 2019 – Shelved
March 14, 2019 – Finished Reading
April 7, 2019 – Shelved as: nonfiction
April 7, 2019 – Shelved as: native-american
April 7, 2019 – Shelved as: history

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