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Battle of Milk Creek

Added by yongli on 01/15/2020 - 13:35, last changed on 05/27/2020 - 15:26

Milk Creek Battlefield

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The Battle of Milk Creek was the major military engagement during the Meeker Incident , a Ute Indian revolt in northwest Colorado in September 1879. It began on September 29, when Utes opened fire from the heights above Milk Creek on an advancing column of US cavalry led by Major Thomas Thornburgh...

Colorow

Added by yongli on 01/23/2017 - 15:59, last changed on 03/18/2020 - 13:23
One of the best-known Ute leaders of the nineteenth century, Colorow (c. 1813–88) was involved in many significant events in Colorado history, from his first contact with white Americans during the Colorado Gold Rush to the Meeker Incident and his namesake “ Colorow’s War ” of 1887. Colorow’s...

Meeker

Added by yongli on 08/18/2015 - 16:12, last changed on 05/13/2020 - 01:07
About 225 miles west of Denver , at an elevation of 6,400 feet and adjacent to the White River , lies the small mountain community of Meeker. It is known for its ranching and access to hunting and fishing areas, as well as other outdoor recreation hotspots, including the nearby Flat Tops. With a...

Meeker Incident

Added by yongli on 01/15/2020 - 14:21, last changed on 01/17/2020 - 15:56
The Meeker Incident (September 29–October 5, 1879) was a Ute Indian uprising at the White River Indian Agency on the Ute Reservation in present-day Rio Blanco County . Tension had been building on the reservation for months as Indian Agent Nathan Meeker attempted to force the Utes to change their...

Nathaniel Meeker

Added by yongli on 01/15/2020 - 14:44, last changed on 05/04/2020 - 09:38
Nathaniel Cook Meeker (1817–1879) was an agriculturalist, newspaper editor, and Indian agent. He founded the Union Colony at present-day Greeley as well as the city’s oldest newspaper, the Greeley Tribune . In 1878 he was appointed Indian agent of the White River Agency in northwest Colorado. He...

Rio Blanco County

Added by yongli on 03/31/2017 - 16:39, last changed on 05/11/2020 - 12:37
Rio Blanco County is a remote, mountainous county in northwestern Colorado covering 3,223 square miles. Named for the White River —“Rio Blanco” in Spanish—the county lies on the northern edge of the Colorado Plateau and is bordered to the north by Moffat County , to the east by Routt County , to...

Western Slope

Added by yongli on 01/23/2017 - 16:14, last changed on 05/04/2020 - 09:20
“A Fantasy land,” “a mystique,” “a state of mind”—these are only some of the expressions used to describe the Western Slope of Colorado, commonly defined as the roughly one-third of the state that lies west of the Continental Divide . The serpentine divide forms the region’s eastern boundary,...
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