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The Utes: A Forgotten People

When prospectors arrived in present-day Colorado in 1858, it was the Ute Indians who greeted them. These proud and independent Native Americans had inhabited this part of the Rocky Mountains for centuries. When originally printed in 1956, The Utes: A Forgotten People was the first published book devoted solely to an overall history of the Ute Indians. Wilson Rockwell undertook painstaking research and conducted many interviews so that he could extensively record the history of the early Native Americans who once dominated our region. Rockwell includes the fights, conflicts, customs, culture, history and famous leaders of the seven Ute bands who contributed so much to the history of western Colorado and Utah. This book has been used as the primary source of research for every book on the Utes written since.