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Gov. to honor those killed in Sand Creek Massacre on 150th anniversary

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COLORADO- This week marks the 150th anniversary of the massacre that left a scar on Colorado history.

Hundreds of people were killed in 1864, in what's known as the Sand Creek Massacre. It took place in Eads, more than 100 miles east of Colorado Springs.

Soldiers killed about 200 people- many were women and children.

On Wednesday morning, Governor John Hickenlooper will pay tribute to those who lost their lives. He will join elders, representatives and descendants of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes for a remembrance ceremony. It begins at 11 a.m. on the west steps of the State Capitol.

Some Cheyenne and Arapaho tribal members are marking the 150th anniversary by paying tribute to two Army officers who refused to participate in the killings.

The annual four-day "Healing Run" began on Saturday. Participants started at the site of the Massacre. Before they end their run at the State Capitol, they will stop by the grave-sites of the two soldiers who were killed to pay their respects.

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