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Brunot Agreement

Added by yongli on 05/18/2016 - 14:41, last changed on 04/17/2022 - 07:30
The Brunot Agreement between the Nuche ( Ute ) and the US government in 1873 led to the development of mining in the San Juan Mountains by taking 3.7 million acres (about 5,780 square miles) from the Ute Reservation in western Colorado. As white encroachment continued over the next decade, tensions...

Los Piños Indian Agency

Added by yongli on 04/29/2016 - 15:32, last changed on 01/06/2022 - 08:09
After the Treaty of 1868 , the Los Piños Indian Agency became the center of governmental authority for the Uncompahgre Utes on the Ute Indian Reservation in western Colorado. While largely forgotten after its abandonment in 1881, the site of the second iteration of the agency is now under...

Sapiah

Added by yongli on 03/01/2016 - 16:41, last changed on 02/23/2022 - 08:45
Sapiah (1840–1936) was the preeminent chief of the Muache band of the Southern Ute Tribe beginning around 1870. He was born to a Muache father and an Apache mother, perhaps in the vicinity of Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico. The origins of his English name, "Buckskin Charley," are obscure, and later in...
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