Governor of the Colorado Territory John Evans. (March 9, 1814 – July 2, 1897)
John Evans founded the University of Denver (then Colorado Seminary) in 1864.
In the same year, Governor Evans issued proclamations that all "friendly Indians" should approach United States military forts for protection and authorized citizens of the Colorado Territory to pursue and kill any "hostile Indians" who did not comply. He also appointed John M. Chivington as Colonel of the Colorado Volunteers prior to the Sand Creek Massacre.
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Created c.1860-1870. Image from the Colorado State Archives. Original photographer is unknown.