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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...

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...
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