Chipeta Honored

207px-Chipeta_(Ute_Tribe)National Women’s History Month 2014
Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment
          Each year, March is designated as National Women’s History Month to ensure that the history of American women will be recognized and celebrated in schools, workplaces, and communities throughout the country.
          This year’s theme, Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment, honors the extraordinary and often unrecognized determination and tenacity of women. Against social convention and often legal restraints, women have created a legacy that expands the frontiers of possibility for generations to come.
          The lives and work of the 2014 Honorees span the centuries of American history and come from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. 
          Chipeta is one of the women honored this year.          
          Chipeta (1843 – 1924)
          Indian Rights Advocate and Diplomat
Chipeta was a Ute Indian leader, diplomat, and peacemaker who used her influence with Chief Ouray (her husband) to avert a war between the Ute tribe and the White settlers. In 1880 she was included in a Ute delegation to negotiate a reservation resettlement treaty in Washington DC.

Read about all the honorees

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