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Tribal Flag of the Southern Ute Tribe
Total population

10,000 [1]

Regions with significant populations
United States (Utah, Colorado, New Mexico)
Languages
English, Ute
Religions
Christianity, other
Related ethnic groups
other Numic peoples

The Utes (/juːts/; "yoots") are an ethnically related group of American Indians now living primarily in Utah and Colorado. There are three Ute tribal reservations: (1) Uintah-Ouray in northeastern Utah (3,500 members), (2) Southern Ute (1,500 members) and (3) Ute Mountain (2,000 members) — both in southwestern Colorado. (All numbers are approximate) The name of the state of Utah was derived from the name Ute. This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The Ute language (also Southern Paiute), of the Numic branch of the Uto-Aztecan language family, is actually a dialect chain which stretches from southeastern California to Colorado. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is... Numic is a branch of the Uto-Aztecan language family. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... For the song, see Indian Reservation (song) BIA map of reservations in the United States Tribal sovereignty: Map of the United States, with non-reservation land highlighted. ... The Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation is located in northeastern Utah, USA. It is the homeland of the Northern Ute tribe, and is the largest of three Indian reservations inhabited by members of the Ute Tribe of Native Americans. ... The Southern Ute Indian Reservation lies in southwestern Colorado, USA, along the northern border of New Mexico. ... The Ute Mountain Ute Indian Reservation is an Indian reservation in southwestern Colorado, northwestern New Mexico, and southeastern Utah, USA. It is the smallest of three reservations that are the homeland to the Ute Tribe of Native Americans. ...

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Language

The native Ute language belongs to the Uto-Aztecan (Shoshone) family of languages and is a dialect of Southern Numic. However, most current Utes speak only English. Other American Indian groups with native Shoshonean dialects include the Bannocks, Comanches, Chemehuevi, Goshutes, Paiutes and Shoshones. The Uto-Aztecan languages are a Native American language family. ... This article is about the Native American tribe. ... Numic is a branch of the Uto-Aztecan language family. ... The Bannock are a Native American people who traditionally lived in the northern Great Basin in what is now southeastern Oregon and western Idaho. ... Alternate meanings: Comanche helicopter and Comanche computer games The Comanche Nation is a Native American group of approximately 10,000 members, about half of whom live in Oklahoma and the remainder concentrated in Texas, California, and New Mexico. ... The Chemehuevi (chem-a-wa-ve) are a Native American tribe who live with the Mohave in and near the Colorado River Reservation in Arizona. ... The Goshutes are a Native American tribe that once numbered 20,000. ... Paiute (sometimes written as Piute) refers to two related groups -- Northern Paiute and Southern Paiute--of Native North Americans speaking languages belonging to the Numic branch of the Uto-Aztecan family of Native American languages. ... This article is about the Native American tribe. ...


History

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Contact with Spanish explorers

An early 1900s Uncompahgre Ute Beaded Horse Bag. This bag is made from brain tanned mule deer hide, 30,000+ glass trade beads, and tobacco balls stiched into the rim and sides of the bag for protection. These bags were used to hold sacred religious totems, pipes, and carvings, sometimes an effigy of a medicine horse or medicine buffalo, or some other totem of power. The contents of these bags were never opened for viewing outside of ceremonies or in private. These objects were associated and used in private prayer and family rituals.

The Utes' first contact with Europeans was with early Spanish explorers in the 1630s. Horses were eventually obtained through trading with the Spanish colonists in New Mexico or theft from those settlements. The subsequent increase in mobility made possible by the horses was instrumental in changing aspects of Ute society in ways that paralleled the Plains Indian cultures of the Central U.S. This social upheaval resulted in various degrees of consolidation, political realignment and tension between the various Ute groups. The Utes were for the most part enemies of the Spanish and the conquered Pueblo towns, and engaged in a long series of wars, in some cases three-sided, with the Navajo, various other Apache tribes, and the Comanche, especially in the plains of eastern Colorado and northeastern New Mexico. Image File history File links UteBeadworkHorseBag. ... Image File history File links UteBeadworkHorseBag. ... The Utes (; yoots) are an ethnically related group of American Indians now living primarily in Utah and Colorado. ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... The Plains Indians were a group of tribes who lived in a region of North America called the Great Plains. ... The Navajo (also Navaho) people of the southwestern United States call themselves the Diné (pronounced ), which roughly means the people. They speak the Navajo language, and many are members of the Navajo Nation, an independent government structure which manages the Navajo reservation in the Four Cs area of the United... // It has been suggested that Traditional Apache scout be merged into this article or section. ...


Contact with other European settlers

The Ute experience with European-American settlers is similar to that of many other Native American groups: competition, confrontation and eventual coerced relocation to reservations. Of particular interest are the Walker War (1853–54) and Black Hawk War (1865–72) in Utah. Chief Wakara (also Walkara or Walker) (ca. ... Utahs Black Hawk War (1865-72) is the name of the estimated 150 battles between Mormon settlers in Sanpete County, central Utah, and members of the Ute, Paiute and Navajo tribes, led by a local Ute chief, Antonga Black Hawk. ...

Delegation of Ute Indians in Washington, D.C. in 1880.
Delegation of Ute Indians in Washington, D.C. in 1880.

Over the years, several other skirmishes and incidents occurred between Utes and white gold-seekers and settlers in Utah and Colorado. These Ute "uprisings" were the result of friction between recently arrived Anglos and local Ute groups. At the same time, the Ute were allies of the United States in its wars with the Navajo and Apache to the south. Image File history File links From left to right: Chief Ignacio of the Southern Utes, Carl Shurz, U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Chief Ouray and his wife, Chipeta. ... Image File history File links From left to right: Chief Ignacio of the Southern Utes, Carl Shurz, U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Chief Ouray and his wife, Chipeta. ...


In 1863 when the United States army attacked the Navajo people, the Utes allied themselves with the Americans. The Navajo (also Navaho) people of the southwestern United States call themselves the Diné (pronounced ), which roughly means the people. They speak the Navajo language, and many are members of the Navajo Nation, an independent government structure which manages the Navajo reservation in the Four Cs area of the United...


A series of treaties established a small reservation in 1864 in NE Utah, and a reservation in 1868, which included the western third of modern Colorado, and that included land actually claimed by other tribes. This was whittled away until only the modern reservations are left: a large cession of land in 1873 transferred the gold-rich San Juan area, and was followed in 1879 by the loss of most of the remaining land.


Eventually, the various bands of Utes were consolidated onto three reservations. Several of these bands still maintain separate identities as part of the Ute tribal organizations. Although initially large and located in areas that white settlers deemed undesirable (occupying parts of Utah and most of western Colorado), the sizes of these reservations were repeatedly reduced by various government actions, encroachment by white settlers and mining interests. In the 20th century, several U.S. federal court decisions restored portions of the original reservation land to the Ute Tribes' jurisdiction and awarded monetary compensations.


Also see Chief Ouray, an important leader of the Uncompahgre band of the Ute tribe. Chief Ouray and Chipeta Chief Ouray (c. ...


Northern Ute culture

An Uncompaghre Ute Shaved Beaver Hide Painting. The Northern Ute would trap beaver then shave images into the stretched and cured beaver hides and used them to decorate their personal and ceremonial dwellings.
An Uncompaghre Ute Shaved Beaver Hide Painting. The Northern Ute would trap beaver then shave images into the stretched and cured beaver hides and used them to decorate their personal and ceremonial dwellings.

The Northern Ute, and in particular the Uncompahgre Ute from Colorado, are exceptional artisans and produced extraordinary examples of religious and ceremonial beadwork, unusual art forms, and cunningly designed and decorated weapons of war in their traditional culture. The Ute obtained glass beads and other trade items from early trading contact with Europeans and rapidly incorporated their use into religious, ceremonial, and spartan objects. Image File history File links UteHideArt3. ... Image File history File links UteHideArt3. ... The Utes (; yoots) are an ethnically related group of American Indians now living primarily in Utah and Colorado. ...


Uncompahgre and Northern Ute beadwork are some of the finest examples of native American art produced in ancient and modern times by any of the Great Basin tribes.

An Northern Ute Beaded Pipebag. This pipebag is made from brain tanned mule deer hide, 90,000+ glass trade beads, and eagle bone. This pipebag incorporates the sacred symbols of the Ute, the blue fire, the yellow fire, the green of the earth and the hail of the thunder beings, motifs of the turtle (earth) and moccasin (home), and the symbol of the red fire and the bear, sacred animal of the Ute.

Like their Southern neighbors, the Diné (Navajo), a large percentage of Northern Ute are members of the Native American Church and are active in peyote ceremonies. It was a Ute Medicine Man who first introduced Quannah Parker, founder of the Native American Church, to the use of peyote as a sacrament and healing medicine in the mid 1800s. Traditional Ute healers still use peyote to treat infections, and a variety of other plants, including Elk Root (Echninacea angustifolia), Bear Root (Ligusticum porteri), and tobacco sage (Salvia dorii). The Ute have integrated peyote religion into their culture, with the resulting artistic and expressive influences pervading their art and rich cultural and ceremonial objects. There is evidence the Ute have used peyote obtained through trade and other potent ceremonial plants used as entheogens since ancient times, such as the dried leaves of Larb (a species of Manzanita), Tobacco Sage (Salvia dorii) collected from the Escalante area (a mild hallucinogen when smoked), and the potent and narcotic White Uinta Water Lily. Tobacco Sage (Salvia dorii) was also brewed into a tea with Elk Root (Echinacea angustifolia), and the root of the Yellow Unita Water Lily and used to treat tumors and cancer (The Yellow Unita Water Lily is a toxic plant, and small amounts of the root can be used to strengthen the heart muscle in Utes with heart ailments. Large amounts are toxic). This preparation as been shown to reduce the effects of angiogenesis with certain cancers when administered as an admixture of these plants. [citation needed] Image File history File links UteBeadwork1. ... Image File history File links UteBeadwork1. ... The Utes (; yoots) are an ethnically related group of American Indians now living primarily in Utah and Colorado. ... Native American Church Native American Church, a religious denomination which practices Peyotism or Peyote religion, originated in the U.S. state of Oklahoma, and is the most widespread indigenous religion among Native Americans. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Quanah Parker Quanah Parker (c. ... This entry covers entheogens in the strict sense of the word (i. ... Species See text See Manzanita (album) for the Mia Doi Todd album. ... Hallucinogenic drug - drugs that can alter sensory perceptions. ... Binomial name (Kellogg) Abrams Salvia dorrii,[1][2] also known as Tobacco sage or Dorrs sage or Purple or Mint sage is a plant in the genus Salvia, commonly called the sages, in the family Lamiaceae. ... Species See text. ... Angiogenesis is the physiological process involving the growth of new blood vessels from pre-existing vessels. ...

Ute Petroglyphs in Arches National Park
Ute Petroglyphs in Arches National Park

Ute religious beliefs borrowed much from the Plains Indians after the arrival of the horse. The Northern and Uncompahgre Ute were the only group of Indians known to create ceremonial pipes out of salmon alabaster, as well as a rare black pipestone found only in the creeks that border the Southeastern slopes of the Uinta Mountains in Utah and Colorado. Although Ute pipe styles are unique, they resemble more closely the styles of their Eastern neighbors from the Great Plains. The Black Pipestone is used not only to make ceremonial pipes, but also lethal war clubs that were used very efficiently from the back of a horse. The Ute have a religious aversion to handling thunderwood (wood from a tree struck by lightning) and believe that the thunder beings would strike down any Ute Indian that touched or handled such wood. This is also a Dine' (Navajo) belief. There is extensive evidence that contact between the two groups existed since ancient times. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 1537 KB) Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Petroglyph Ute Tribe User:Digon3 Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 1537 KB) Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Petroglyph Ute Tribe User:Digon3 Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera... The Plains Indians were a group of tribes who lived in a region of North America called the Great Plains. ...


Each spring the Utes hold their traditional Bear Dances. Origin of the Bear Dance can be traced back several centuries. Each year, a mid-summer fasting ceremony known as The Sun Dance is held; this ceremony has important spiritual significance to the Utes. Sketch of a Siouan Sun Dance by George Catlin The Sun Dance is a ceremony practiced by a number of native americans. ...

An Uncompaghre Ute Buffalo rawhide ceremonial rattle filled with quartz crystals. The rattle produces flashes of light (mechanoluminescence) created when quartz crystals are subjected to mechanical stress when the rattle is shaken in darkness.
An Uncompaghre Ute Buffalo rawhide ceremonial rattle filled with quartz crystals. The rattle produces flashes of light (mechanoluminescence) created when quartz crystals are subjected to mechanical stress when the rattle is shaken in darkness.

The Uncompahgre Ute Indians from Central Colorado are one of the first documented groups of people in the world known to utilize the effect of mechanoluminescence through the use of quartz crystals to generate light, likely hundreds of years before the modern world recognized the phenomenon. The Ute constructed special ceremonial rattles made from buffalo rawhide which they filled with clear quartz crystals collected from the mountains of Colorado and Utah. When the rattles were shaken at night during ceremonies, the friction and mechanical stress of the quartz crystals impacting together produced flashes of light which partly shone through the translucent buffalo hide. These rattles were believed to call spirits into Ute Ceremonies, and were considered extremely powerful religious objects. Image File history File links UteQuartzRattle. ... Image File history File links UteQuartzRattle. ... The Utes (; yoots) are an ethnically related group of American Indians now living primarily in Utah and Colorado. ... This page is a candidate to be moved to Wiktionary. ... This page is a candidate to be moved to Wiktionary. ...


Anthropologist Hermann Baumann documented male-to-female transsexual priestesses among the Ute, although two-spirit expression has been discouraged by Christian influence.[1] Hermann Baumann (Born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1934) is a virtuoso Horn player, teacher and composer. ... A transsexual (sometimes transexual) person establishes a permanent identity with the opposite gender to their assigned (usually at birth) sex. ... Berdache (from French, from Arabic bardajo meaning kept boy) is a generic term used by some for a third gender (woman-living-man) among many, if not most, Native American tribes. ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ...



The Ute Indians also practiced herotilology. This is the practice of peircing ones penis.


Modern history

A Northern Ute dancer performs the Gourd Dance to "cleanse" the arena for the powwow grand entry, while women "nurture" their warriors from the sideline.
A Northern Ute dancer performs the Gourd Dance to "cleanse" the arena for the powwow grand entry, while women "nurture" their warriors from the sideline.

Present-day Utes occupy a small fraction of their former territories. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1500x965, 181 KB) Summary Clifford Duncan (Northern Ute) performs the Gourd Dance to cleans the arena for the powwow grand entry, women nurture their warriors from the sideline. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1500x965, 181 KB) Summary Clifford Duncan (Northern Ute) performs the Gourd Dance to cleans the arena for the powwow grand entry, women nurture their warriors from the sideline. ... The Utes (; yoots) are an ethnically related group of American Indians now living primarily in Utah and Colorado. ... A Northern Ute dancer performs the Gourd Dance to cleanse the arena for the powwow grand entry, while women nurture their warriors from the sideline. ...


The largest tribe, the Northern UTE, lives on the Uintah-Ouray Reservation in northeastern Utah. It is the largest reservation in Utah. The Northern Ute Tribe began repurchasing former tribal lands following the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934. The 726,000 acre (2938 km²) Hill Creek Extension was returned to the tribe by the federal government in 1948. Court decisions in the 1980s granted the Northern Utes "legal jurisdiction" over three million acres (12,000 km²) of alienated reservation lands. Oil and gas discoveries on Ute land in Utah hold promise of increase living standards. The Indian Reorganization Act of 1934, also known as the Wheeler-Howard Act or informally, the Indian New Deal, was a U.S. federal legislation which secured certain rights to Native Americans, including Alaska Natives. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Uncompahgre Ute Salmon Alabaster Ceremonial Pipe. Ute Pipe styles are similar to those of the plains indians, with notable differences. Ute Pipes are thicker and use shorter pipestems than the plains style, and more closely resemble the pipe styles of their Northern neighbors, the Shoshone.
Uncompahgre Ute Salmon Alabaster Ceremonial Pipe. Ute Pipe styles are similar to those of the plains indians, with notable differences. Ute Pipes are thicker and use shorter pipestems than the plains style, and more closely resemble the pipe styles of their Northern neighbors, the Shoshone.

Several groups of Ute and Shoshone Indians were relocated to the Northern Ute reservation during the late 1800s and early 1900s, including the Northern Shoshone, Uinta, Uncompahgre Ute, Northern Ute, and Ouray Ute. The Northern Ute disfranchised the other Ute groups when they reorganized the Northern Ute Tribe during the mid 1900s, and gained control of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation as a result. Lawsuits and litigation have been commonplace between the mixed blood Utes and the Northern Ute Tribe for rights to tribal enrollment and privileges. The Northern Ute Tribe has a 5/8 blood quantum requirement for tribal membership, and have been accused by the mixed blood Utes of disfrancising their rights to tribal lands and equal treatment. Most of the mixed blood Utes live on the reservation and have lived on land holdings owned by particular families since the Federal Government forced relocations in the late 1800s. The Mixed blood Utes have recently applied for Federal Recognition and are involved in litigation with the United States and the Northern Ute tribe. Image File history File links UtePipe3. ... Image File history File links UtePipe3. ... The Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation is located in northeastern Utah, USA. It is the homeland of the Northern Ute tribe, and is the largest of three Indian reservations inhabited by members of the Ute Tribe of Native Americans. ...


The Southern Ute Indian Reservation is located in southwestern Colorado, with its capital at Ignacio. Today, the Southern Ute are the wealthiest of the tribes and claim financial assets approaching $2 billion.[2] Gambling, tourism, oil & gas, real estate leases, plus various off-reservation financial and business investments have contributed to their success. The Sky Ute Casino and its associated entertainment and tourist facilities, together with tribally-operated Lake Capote, draw tourists and host the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally each year. The Ute operate KSUT,[3] the major public radio station serving southwestern Colorado and the Four Corners. The Southern Ute Indian Reservation lies in southwestern Colorado, USA, along the northern border of New Mexico. ... Ignacio is a town located in La Plata County, Colorado. ...

An Northern Ute Ceremonial Knife made from white quartz and Western Cedar wood. These knives were used to cut the umbilical cord of a newborn infant or to harvest sweetgrass and other sacred herbs for ceremonies.
An Northern Ute Ceremonial Knife made from white quartz and Western Cedar wood. These knives were used to cut the umbilical cord of a newborn infant or to harvest sweetgrass and other sacred herbs for ceremonies.

The Ute Mountain Ute are descendants of the Weminuche band who moved to the western end of the Southern Ute Reservation in 1897 (ironically, under the leadership of Chief Ignacio, for whom the eastern capital is named). The Ute Mountain Ute Indian Reservation is located near Towaoc, Colorado, and includes small sections of Utah and New Mexico. The Ute Mountain Tribal Park abuts Mesa Verde National Park and includes many Anasazi ruins. The White Mesa Community of Utah (near Blanding) is part of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, but is largely autonomous. Image File history File links UteCeremonialKnife. ... Image File history File links UteCeremonialKnife. ... The Utes (; yoots) are an ethnically related group of American Indians now living primarily in Utah and Colorado. ... Chief Ignacio c. ... The Ute Mountain Ute Indian Reservation is an Indian reservation in southwestern Colorado, northwestern New Mexico, and southeastern Utah, USA. It is the smallest of three reservations that are the homeland to the Ute Tribe of Native Americans. ... Mesa Verde National Park is a U.S. National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Montezuma County, Colorado, United States. ... Ancient Pueblo People, or Ancestral Puebloans is the preferred term for the group of peoples often known as Anasazi who are the ancestors of the modern Pueblo peoples. ...


Gradual assimilation into American culture has presented both challenges and opportunities for the Utes. The current conditions of the Utes are similar to those of many Native Americans living on reservations. Cultural differences between the Utes and the rest of America have contributed to pockets of poverty, educational difficulties and societal marginalization, although the Southern Ute Tribe, as mentioned above, is financially successful.


Each spring the Utes hold their traditional Bear Dances. Origin of the Bear Dance can be traced back several centuries. Each year, a mid-summer fasting ceremony known as The Sun Dance is held; this ceremony has important spiritual significance to the Utes. Sketch of a Siouan Sun Dance by George Catlin The Sun Dance is a ceremony practiced by a number of native americans. ...


The ute indians had many practices that may seem strange to the modern culture of today. During sexual intercourse the indians would grunt like elephants and shout to the gods in hope of becoming a stronger fighter. The ute indians also had a strange custum of painting war symbols on the penis of a male, and tatooing penis's on the females breasts.


References in fiction

  • Bearstone by Will Hobbs A troubled Weeminuche Ute boy goes to live with an elderly rancher whose caring ways help the boy become a man.
  • Beardance by Will Hobbs On a trip in the San Juan Mountains, an Weeminuche Ute boy helps two orphaned cubs and, at the same time, completes his spirit mission.

The San Juan Mountains are a rugged mountain range in the Rocky Mountains in southwestern Colorado. ...

References

  1. ^ Feinberg, Leslie: Transgender Warriors, page 40. Beacon Press, 1996.

See also

BIA map of Indian reservations in the continental United States. ... The Indian Campaign Medal is a decoration of the United States Army which was first created in 1905. ... The Ute are a tribe of Native Americans from the western United States. ...

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