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Battle of Milk Creek

Added by yongli on 01/15/2020 - 13:35, last changed on 05/27/2020 - 15:26

Milk Creek Battlefield

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The Battle of Milk Creek was the major military engagement during the Meeker Incident , a Ute Indian revolt in northwest Colorado in September 1879. It began on September 29, when Utes opened fire from the heights above Milk Creek on an advancing column of US cavalry led by Major Thomas Thornburgh...

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...

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...

Ute Treaty of 1868

Added by yongli on 01/15/2020 - 15:39, last changed on 08/04/2020 - 10:29
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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