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Conejos Indian Agency

Added by yongli on 12/05/2017 - 16:41, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 05:48
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...

Denver Special Indian Agency

Added by yongli on 12/06/2017 - 11:05, last changed on 10/26/2022 - 12:40
The Denver Special Agency was established to provide goods and services to the Ute Indians visiting the plains of Colorado between 1871 and 1875. The agency served Utes who were accustomed to collecting supplies from Denver’s Middle Park Agency during the 1860s but had been reassigned to a...

Grand Junction Indian Boarding School

Added by yongli on 06/29/2021 - 15:25, last changed on 06/29/2021 - 15:25
The Grand Junction Indian School opened its doors to students in 1886 as the seventh school in the federal off-reservation residential boarding school system for Indigenous youth. The Grand Junction campus was the first boarding school in the mountain west and began operating just four years after...

Indian Agencies and Agents

Added by yongli on 03/15/2016 - 12:10, last changed on 11/26/2022 - 10:41

Fort Lyon, Colorado

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Indian Agencies were established by the US government as part of the formal relationship with Indigenous nations as it acquired lands from them. Indian Agents were individuals responsible for cultivating relationships with Indigenous people and extending government policies. As treaties and...

Los Piños Indian Agency

Added by yongli on 04/29/2016 - 15:32, last changed on 11/12/2022 - 18:53
After the Treaty of 1868 , the Los Piños Indian Agency became the center of governmental authority for the Uncompahgre Utes on the Ute Indian Reservation in western Colorado. While largely forgotten after its abandonment in 1881, the site of the second iteration of the agency is now under...

Middle Park Indian Agency

Added by yongli on 12/06/2017 - 12:09, last changed on 11/01/2022 - 14:40
The Middle Park Agency was established in 1862 for the Grand River, Uinta , and Yampa Utes . One of many federal Indian agencies established in Colorado during the 1860s, the Middle Park Agency mostly operated from Denver . After the Treaty of 1868 established a reservation for the Utes west of the...

Northern Ute People (Uintah and Ouray Reservation)

Added by yongli on 08/20/2015 - 15:20, last changed on 10/26/2022 - 01:43
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...

Pueblo of Santa Ana–Tamaya

Added by yongli on 06/27/2016 - 15:56, last changed on 10/19/2022 - 10:43
The Pueblo of Santa Ana is one of the seven Keres-speaking Pueblos that currently inhabit the state of New Mexico. The homes of the current inhabitants’ ancestors can be found in what is now Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado. Archaeological data and pueblo oral history suggest that...

Upper Arkansas Indian Agency

Added by yongli on 12/06/2017 - 13:56, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 12:54
The Upper Arkansas Indian Agency was established in 1855 at Bent’s New Fort to service tribes along the upper part of the Arkansas River in eastern Colorado and western Kansas. It was also known as the Big Timbers Agency for the extensive stands of cottonwoods along the Arkansas River. In 1866 the...

White River Ute Indian Agency

Added by yongli on 04/29/2016 - 15:38, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 05:48
The White River Ute Agency at Meeker , Colorado was established at the same time as the first Los Piños Agency under provisions of the Treaty of 1868 . The agency was intended to serve the White River Ute band as well as some of the other bands from northwestern Colorado. As the site of the Meeker...

Zia Pueblo

Added by yongli on 05/02/2016 - 15:02, last changed on 10/20/2020 - 01:07
The modern pueblo at Zia is one of nineteen in New Mexico that can trace some part of its history to residence in southwestern Colorado. Located on a mesa above the Jemez River about thirty-five miles northwest of Albuquerque, New Mexico, the pueblo of Zia has been the site of farming settlements...
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