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Battle of Milk Creek

Added by yongli on 01/15/2020 - 13:35, last changed on 12/18/2020 - 12:58

Milk Creek Battlefield

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The Battle of Milk Creek was the major military engagement during the Meeker Incident , a Ute 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 . Utes...

Meeker Incident

Added by yongli on 01/15/2020 - 14:21, last changed on 12/31/2020 - 01:07
The Meeker Incident (September 29–October 5, 1879) was a Ute 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...

Nathan Meeker

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Nathan Cook Meeker (1817–1879) was an agriculturalist, newspaper editor, and Indian agent. He founded the Union Colony at present-day Greeley as well as the city’s oldest newspaper, the Greeley Tribune . In 1878 he was appointed Indian agent of the White River Agency in northwest Colorado. He was...

Rio Blanco County

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Rio Blanco County is a remote, mountainous county in northwestern Colorado covering 3,223 square miles. Named for the White River —“Rio Blanco” in Spanish—the county lies on the northern edge of the Colorado Plateau and is bordered to the north by Moffat County , to the east by Routt County , to...
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