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Bison Reintroduction

Added by Nick Johnson on 11/20/2022 - 08:10, last changed on 02/05/2023 - 14:42
Conservation efforts and reintroduction of the American bison ( Bison bison ) in Colorado began in Denver during the early twentieth century. By that time, the bison population had declined precipitously since the mid-nineteenth century because of overhunting and the development of cities,...

Ghost Dance

Added by yongli on 12/29/2015 - 12:16, last changed on 11/12/2022 - 09:50
Ghost Dances are key ceremonies within a broader Indigenous religious movement that developed in the late nineteenth century in response to the brutal conquest of Native American nations by the US government and white settlers. By that time, most federally recognized tribes in Colorado lived on...

Los Piños Indian Agency

Added by yongli on 04/29/2016 - 15:32, last changed on 11/12/2022 - 18:53
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...

Sapiah

Added by yongli on 03/01/2016 - 16:41, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 05:48
Sapiah (1840–1936) was the preeminent chief of the Muache band of the Southern Ute Tribe beginning around 1870. He was born to a Muache father and an Apache mother, perhaps in the vicinity of Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico. The origins of his English name, "Buckskin Charley," are obscure, and later in...

Ute Indian Museum

Added by yongli on 12/05/2017 - 16:26, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 05:48
The Ute people , or as they call themselves, Nuche (The People), are Colorado’s longest continuous residents. Their rich cultural heritage and history is on display at the Ute Indian Museum. Nestled in the heart of traditional Uncompahgre Ute territory in Montrose , the Ute Indian Museum is History...
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