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One Indian's Wife

 

Chief Ouray was almost the most well known chiefs of the Uncompahgre Utes at the start of the 20th century. When Ouray was striving to settle some of the Ute tribe's difficulties, Chipeta, his wife was right there. The Utes, made up of various bands, were scattered across Colorado and Utah on different reservations. The Meeker incident in the early settlement of Colorado brought the troubles of one band of the Utes into the news. The government had sent General Adams, a Civil War veteran, to Colorado as an Indian agent. The general and Chief Ouray calmed the crisis. Overall, the Utes were o...



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