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Buckskin Charley

Added by yongli on 03/01/2016 - 16:41, last changed on 09/08/2016 - 18:41
Chief Buckskin Charley (1840–1936), whose Ute name was Sapiah, was the preeminent chief of the Mouache band of the Southern Ute Tribe beginning around 1870. He was born to a Mouache father and an Apache mother, perhaps in the vicinity of Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico. The name Buckskin Charley may...

Colorow

Added by yongli on 01/23/2017 - 15:59, last changed on 05/02/2017 - 15:37
One of the best-known Ute leaders of the nineteenth century, Colorow (c. 1813–88) was involved in many significant events in Colorado history, from his first contact with white Americans during the Colorado Gold Rush to the Meeker Massacre and his namesake “ Colorow’s War ” of 1887. Colorow’s...

Left Hand (Niwot)

Added by yongli on 03/04/2016 - 09:41, last changed on 01/20/2017 - 12:16
Chief Left Hand (1820s–64) was a prominent Arapaho leader in the mid-1800s, a tumultuous period in Colorado history that followed the 1858 discovery of gold near present-day Denver , on the traditional lands of the Arapaho and Cheyenne . Diplomat, negotiator, linguist, and fluent English speaker,...

Mistanta (Owl Woman)

Added by yongli on 11/16/2015 - 13:44, last changed on 09/10/2016 - 06:19
Mistanta (Mis-stan-stur, ca. 1810–47), also known as Owl Woman, was the Southern Cheyenne wife of the American trader William Bent . Born about 1810, she is credited with helping maintain good relations between the white settlers and the Native Americans of the Colorado plains. As the eldest...

Ouray

Added by yongli on 02/03/2017 - 11:37, last changed on 06/01/2017 - 11:52
Ouray (1833–80), whose name means “Arrow” in the Ute language, was a leader of the Tabeguache (Uncompahgre) band of Ute Indians in Colorado during the late nineteenth century. Even though Ouray had no ultimate authority over Colorado’s Utes and spoke little English, the US government assigned him...
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