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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...

Conejos Treaty

Added by yongli on 03/12/2020 - 16:03, last changed on 08/04/2020 - 10:28
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...

Indian Grove

Added by yongli on 05/25/2016 - 13:54, last changed on 10/10/2019 - 10:52
Indian Grove consists of seventy-two ponderosa pines in Great Sand Dunes National Park that were peeled by Native Americans in the 1800s to get bark for food, medicine, and other uses. First recorded in the 1970s by archaeologist Marilyn Martorano, Indian Grove is one of the two largest clusters of...

Josephine Meeker

Added by yongli on 03/13/2020 - 14:12, last changed on 07/03/2020 - 01:07
Josephine Meeker (1857–82) was the daughter of Nathan Meeker , the Indian agent who oversaw the White River Indian Agency during the Meeker Incident , a Ute uprising in 1879. After the revolt, Utes took Josephine, her mother, another woman, and her two children captive for nearly a month. Following...

Meeker Incident

Added by yongli on 01/15/2020 - 14:21, last changed on 07/03/2020 - 01:07
The Meeker Incident (September 29–October 5, 1879) was a Ute Indian uprising at the White River Indian Agency on the Ute Reservation in present-day Rio Blanco County . Tension had been building on the reservation for months as Indian Agent Nathan Meeker attempted to force the Utes to change their...

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...

San Luis Valley

Added by yongli on 03/13/2020 - 13:26, last changed on 07/03/2020 - 01:07
Covering nearly 8,000 square miles in southern Colorado, the San Luis Valley is the largest valley in the state and the largest high-altitude desert in North America. Known as “the Valley” by locals and other Coloradans, the San Luis Valley is bordered by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the east...

Treaty of Abiquiú

Added by yongli on 03/13/2020 - 13:32, last changed on 07/02/2020 - 01:07
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 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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