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Brunot Agreement

Added by yongli on 05/18/2016 - 14:41, last changed on 01/17/2020 - 15:58
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...

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...

Josephine Meeker

Added by yongli on 03/13/2020 - 14:12, last changed on 03/16/2020 - 10:30
Josephine Meeker (1857–82) was the daughter of Nathan Meeker , the Indian agent who oversaw the White River Indian Agency during the Meeker Incident , a Ute uprising in 1879. After the revolt, Utes took Josephine, her mother, another woman, and her two children captive for nearly a month. Following...

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...

Ouray

Added by yongli on 02/03/2017 - 11:37, last changed on 04/01/2020 - 11:48
Ouray (1833–80), whose name means “Arrow” in the Ute language, was a leader of the Tabeguache (Uncompahgre) band of Ute Indians in Colorado during the late nineteenth century. Even though Ouray had no ultimate authority over Colorado’s Utes and spoke little English, the US government assigned him...

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...

White River Ute Indian Agency

Added by yongli on 04/29/2016 - 15:38, last changed on 01/17/2020 - 15:55
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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