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Brunot Agreement

Added by yongli on 05/18/2016 - 14:41, last changed on 11/24/2020 - 10:25
The Brunot Agreement between the Utes and the US government in 1873 led to the development of mining in the San Juan Mountains by taking 3.7 million acres (about 5,780 square miles) from the Ute Reservation in western Colorado. As white encroachment continued over the next decade, the Utes were...

Chipeta

Added by yongli on 01/16/2020 - 15:32, last changed on 04/20/2021 - 13:40
Chipeta (1843–1924) was a Ute woman known for her intelligence, judgment, empathy, bravery, and quiet strength, all of which made her the only woman of her time allowed on the Ute council. She was also the wife of Ouray , whom the United States recognized as the de facto Ute leader in the late...

Conejos Indian Agency

Added by yongli on 12/05/2017 - 16:41, last changed on 03/18/2020 - 12:53
The Conejos Indian Agency was established in the San Luis Valley for the Ute Indians in 1860. It was an important place where annuity goods were distributed to the Utes and treaty negotiations took place. After the Treaty of 1868 established a reservation for the Utes west of the Rocky Mountains in...

Harris Archaeological Site

Added by yongli on 05/04/2017 - 11:00, last changed on 04/16/2020 - 13:20
The Harris Archaeological Site includes an Archaic period rockshelter first occupied at least 3,500 years ago, associated rock art , and a separate historic Ute campsite along a drainage on the eastern edge of the Uncompahgre Plateau . The site is named for Bill Harris, who discovered it in 1984,...

Los Piños Indian Agency

Added by yongli on 04/29/2016 - 15:32, last changed on 04/17/2020 - 09:00
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...

White River Ute Indian Agency

Added by yongli on 04/29/2016 - 15:38, last changed on 12/22/2020 - 09:22
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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