Most Influential Coloradoans

In 1999 the Rocky Mountain News, NEWS4 and the Colorado Historical Society jointly sponsored a project to identify the 50 most influential people in Colorado History. The Rocky’s Research Librarian, Carol Kasel, compiled the names in consultation with a panel of specialists assembled by the historical society. The list was published December 19, 1999.

          Here is the entry (although Ouray gets the attention):
Ouray (1833-1880) — Ute chief, man of peace. He and wife Chipeta personified destruction of Indian way of life in Colorado. They sought good relations between Indians and whites but were spurned by both groups. Ouray died same year Utes concluded agreement with U.S. government that resulted in their forced relocation to reservations.

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