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Buckskin Charley

Added by yongli on 03/01/2016 - 16:41, last changed on 08/25/2017 - 08:27
Chief Buckskin Charley (1840–1936), whose Ute name was Sapiah, was the preeminent chief of the Mouache band of the Southern Ute Tribe beginning around 1870. He was born to a Mouache father and an Apache mother, perhaps in the vicinity of Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico. The name Buckskin Charley may...

Ghost Dance

Added by yongli on 12/29/2015 - 12:16, last changed on 08/25/2017 - 20:40
Ghost Dances are key ceremonies within a broader Native American religious movement that developed in the late nineteenth century in response to the westward expansion of whites. By that time, most Colorado tribes lived on reservations outside of the state. The dances are performed to activate the...

Los Piños Indian Agency

Added by yongli on 04/29/2016 - 15:32, last changed on 09/17/2017 - 01:07
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...
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