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History Colorado offers to display toppled Civil War statue

DENVER — A history museum in Colorado has offered to display the Civil War statue toppled by protesters outside of the state capitol earlier this summer. KUSA-TV reported that History Colorado said it would display the statue, which depicts a Union cavalryman, along with an explanation for why it was created. Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration Executive Director Kara Veitch said it is still working with the museum and will eventually present a full proposal to state lawmakers. There was a petition to remove the statue in 2017, but the petition falsely claimed it depicted Col. John Chivington, who orchestrated the Sand Creek Massacre, which killed more than 150 people including Native Americans. 

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