Tabby

Tabby_chief_of_the_Uinta_Ute_Indians

Ute Chief Tabby was 90 years old and blind when this photo was taken. Indian Agent Howell P. Myton on the Uinta Ouray Reservation in Utah wrote this note across the photo: “…he has always been a good indian and given good advice to his people.”

According to the High Uintas Preservation Council, Tabby Mountain on the southwest edge of the Uintas is named for Tabiuna-To-Kwanah, Child of the Sun, warrior and leader of the Uinta-ats band of the Ute people. Born about 1800, Chief Tabby died in 1902.

Photo courtesy the Denver Public Library Western History Collection.

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