Harjo: Secrets of the Sand Creek land purchase
Monday, December 22, 2003

"There�s big talk about a big money deal in the making in the name of the Cheyenne and Arapaho people and the Sand Creek Massacre.

But, don�t tell any Cheyennes, Arapahos or Sand Creek descendants, because it�s a big honking secret.

The "Cheyenne-Arapaho Homecoming Project" proposes a casino in Colorado, whose profits are intended to extinguish all tribal claims in the state and to make up for the Colorado Volunteers� massacre of elders, pregnant women and children at a Cheyenne peace camp along the Sand Creek in 1864.

The project is the brainchild of a lawyer/venture capitalist, Steve Hillard, who runs Council Tree Communications in Longmont, Colo. He teamed up with some Alaska Natives who have crazy clout with Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, and can get him to get Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, R-Colo., to support the project. "

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