When prospectors arrived in present-day Colorado in 1858, it was the Utes with whom they had to contend. They had inhabited this part of the Rocky Mountains for centuries. Wilson Rockwell's The Utes: A Forgotten People is the first overall history of the Ute tribe. It has been used as the primary source of research for every book on the Utes written since. It includes many photographs and most of the major Ute treaties as well as many useful footnotes.
Rockwell is a former Colorado State Senator who owned a ranch for many years near the town of Crawford. He is one of the most prolific history writers of western Colorado. He continues to write but all of his western Colorado books are out of print. Western Reflections, Inc. has contracted to bring most of them back into print to be enjoyed by a new generation of readers.
Paperback, c2006, 307 p. : ill. ; 15 cm. Includes bibliographical references(p.296-302)and index.
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