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Conejos Treaty

Added by yongli on 03/12/2020 - 16:03, last changed on 03/18/2020 - 12:40
Signed in October 1863 at Conejos in the San Luis Valley , the Conejos Treaty was an agreement between the US government and the Tabeguache band of Ute people. It granted the United States the rights to all land in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains east of the Continental Divide , as well as Middle Park...

Dawes Act (General Allotment Act)

Added by yongli on 01/15/2020 - 13:39, last changed on 06/05/2020 - 01:07
Passed by Congress in 1887, the Dawes Act—formally known as the General Allotment Act—authorized the US government to survey and divide American Indian reservations into private lots for individual tribal members. The Dawes Act’s central idea of “allotment” became the foundation of federal Indian...

Impact of Disease on Native Americans

Added by yongli on 05/16/2017 - 11:12, last changed on 01/30/2018 - 01:07
Newly introduced diseases originating in Europe, Africa, and Asia swept what is now Colorado in the aftermath of Christopher Columbus’s 1492 voyage. While sparse historical and archaeological records make the effects of the earliest epidemics hard to determine, evidence is better for the eighteenth...

Indian Appropriations Act (1871)

Added by yongli on 03/13/2020 - 10:31, last changed on 03/13/2020 - 10:31
The Indian Appropriations Act of 1871 declared that American Indians were no longer considered members of “sovereign nations” and that the US government could no longer establish treaties with them. The act effectively made Indians wards of the US government and paved the way for other laws that...

Indian Appropriations Act (1871)

Added by yongli on 03/13/2020 - 10:30, last changed on 06/11/2020 - 11:16
The Indian Appropriations Act of 1871 declared that American Indians were no longer considered members of “sovereign nations” and that the US government could no longer establish treaties with them. The act effectively made Indians wards of the US government and paved the way for other laws that...

Northern Ute People (Uintah and Ouray Reservation)

Added by yongli on 08/20/2015 - 15:20, last changed on 01/17/2020 - 16:57
Although the Ute Indian Tribe (Uintah and Ouray reservation) is the official designation of the tribe today, its members are frequently referred to as Northern Utes to distinguish them from the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe . The Ute Indian Tribe’s reservation is located...

Treaty of Abiquiú

Added by yongli on 03/13/2020 - 13:32, last changed on 05/06/2020 - 17:16
Considered to be the first official treaty between the United States and the Ute people of southern Colorado and northern New Mexico, the Treaty of Abiquiú was made in 1849 with the intention of establishing peaceful relations between the two groups. Signed in the northern New Mexico village of...

Ute Treaty of 1868

Added by yongli on 01/15/2020 - 15:39, last changed on 04/17/2020 - 10:14
The Ute Treaty of 1868, also known as the “Kit Carson Treaty,” was negotiated between agents of the US government, including Kit Carson , and leaders of seven bands of Ute Indians living in Colorado and Utah. The treaty created for the Utes a massive reservation on Colorado’s Western Slope in...
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