Core Exhibition

Written on the Land: Ute Voices, Ute History

Hear the story of Colorado’s longest continuous residents, told in their own voices.

Take a journey to iconic Colorado places the Ute people call home. You’ll see traditional arts, gorgeous photography, and contemporary video showing how Ute people have adapted and persevered through the centuries. Witness the tragic loss of Ute homelands and see efforts to keep Ute culture and language alive today.

photo of youth at Southern Ute event

Youth at Southern Ute state games

Jeremy Wade Shockley, The Southern Ute Drum
Chipeta's dress

Chipeta's dress

History Colorado
Chief Severo Ute family

Chief Severo and family

History Colorado
Headdress Southern Ute tribe

Headdress from Southern Ute tribe

History Colorado
photo of Southern Ute veteran at Walk of the Warriors event

Walk of the Warriors

Southern Ute tribe
Ute beaded pouch

Beaded pouch

History Colorado

“We didn’t get wiped out, we didn’t move away, we’re still here and we will still be here.”

- Terry Knight, Elder, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe