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Brunot Agreement

Added by yongli on 05/18/2016 - 14:41, last changed on 09/08/2016 - 18:41
The Brunot Agreement between the Utes and the US government in 1873 opened the San Juan Mountains to mining by removing 3.7 million acres (about 5,780 square miles) from the Ute Reservation in western Colorado. Though it removed a large amount of land from the reservation, the agreement still left...

Indian Agencies and Agents

Added by yongli on 03/15/2016 - 12:10, last changed on 05/02/2017 - 15:35
Indian Agencies were established by the US government as part of the formal relationship with Native American groups as it acquired new lands from them. Indian Agents were individuals responsible for cultivating relationships with the Native Americans and extending government policies. As treaties...

Indian Annuities

Added by yongli on 04/27/2017 - 16:36, last changed on 05/02/2017 - 15:37
Annuities were a fixed sum of money or goods that the US government paid to Native Americans on a regular basis for the sale of Indian lands. Treaties with Native Americans typically specified payments to tribes in dollar amounts over a period of years in return for land cessions. The payments were...

Kit Carson

Added by yongli on 03/14/2016 - 14:16, last changed on 05/02/2017 - 15:39
The remarkable life of Christopher “Kit” Carson (1809–68) represents a broad sweep of Western American history in the early-to-mid nineteenth century. Carson was a Rocky Mountain fur trapper , a guide and scout for the US Army Corps of Topographical Engineers, rancher, Indian agent in New Mexico...

Lafayette Head

Added by yongli on 08/21/2015 - 16:08, last changed on 09/09/2016 - 12:35
Major Lafayette Head (1825–97) was an Indian agent to the Ute tribe for nine years after serving in the Mexican American War. In 1877, he became the first lieutenant governor of Colorado. He was influential in the early development of towns across the San Luis Valley. Born in Hunter County,...

Los Piños Indian Agency

Added by yongli on 04/29/2016 - 15:32, last changed on 09/09/2016 - 13:36
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...

Samuel Gerish Colley

Added by yongli on 10/21/2015 - 15:28, last changed on 09/10/2016 - 06:43
Holding political offices in Wisconsin and Colorado throughout his life, Samuel G. Colley (1807–90) is best known for serving as Indian Agent for the Upper Arkansas Indian Agency from 1860 to 1865. He was responsible for managing the Cheyenne and Arapaho prior to and during the Colorado War (1863–...

White River Ute Indian Agency

Added by yongli on 04/29/2016 - 15:38, last changed on 09/10/2016 - 21:06
The White River Ute Agency at Meeker , Colorado was established at the same time as the first Los Piños Agency under provisions of the Treaty of 1868 . The agency was intended to serve the White River Ute band as well as some of the other bands from northwestern Colorado. As the site of the Meeker...
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