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Colorado Native Americans

Double Takes - Made Me Look - Again!

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Images with great composition, contrast and drama

Our first eye-catching photo was made by Harry Buckwalter, and shows the 

Chipeta: "Queen of the Utes" and Wife of Ouray

Chipeta: Queen of the Utes: A Biography by Cynthia Becker and P. David Smith. Montrose: Western Reflections, 2003.
After The conclusion Of The Brunot Treaty, 1873.
Chipeta At Camp On Uintah Reservation
Chipeta's Brother McCook Near Her Tomb In Montrose, Colorado

When Chipeta was first called Queen of the Utes, the term was meant in a derogatory way by a Rocky Mountain News reporter who described her presiding over Ute “vermin” in her buckskin.