- Southern Ute Indian Tribe
The Southern Ute Indian Tribe lies to the south and east of Durango, Colorado. The tribal reservation is a checkerboard reservation with tribal member allotments as well as tribally owned land dating back to the early 19th century. The Tribe has 307,838 tribally owned acres. The Tribe has 1,510 enrolled members who reside both on and off the reservation. The tribal administration is located in the community of Ignacio, Colorado.
Tribal Newspaper: The Southern Ute Drum.
- Ute Mountain Ute Tribe
The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe lies within the southwest corner of the State of Colorado. The Tribe has 575,000 contiguous acres, which span into the States of New Mexico and Utah. The Tribe has 2,134enrolled members who reside both on and off the reservation. The tribal administration is located in the community of Towaoc, Colorado and the White Mesa community is located in Blanding, Utah.
Tribal Newspaper: Weenuche Smoke Signals
- Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation
The Ute Indian Tribe lives on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in Fort Duschesne, Utah. It is the second largest Indian reservation in the U.S., and covers over 4.5 million acres. The tribe oversees 1.3 million acres of land. The tribe’s membership is 3,022 people. Over half of the membership lives on the Reservation.
Tribal Newspaper: Ute Bulletin (available on main website).
- History Colorado
Ute Indian Museum (Montrose, CO)
The Ute Indian Museum connects the past with contemporary Ute life and culture. Exhibits focus on the Ute peoples’ history of adaptation and persistence, and unfold around a central theme of geography, highlighting significant locations in Ute history.
Written on the Land: Ute Voices, Ute History (Denver, CO)
In this exhibit at the History Colorado Center, 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.
Ute Tribal Paths Online Exhibit
Online Exhibits and Digital Badges Explore Colorado history online! History Colorado has created interactive exhibits to bring history to life for your students. Rich in multimedia, primary sources and historical photographs, the online exhibits are aligned to Colorado Academic Standards and allow your students to experience Colorado history from any connected device.
- Project Partners
Dominguez Archaeological Research Group
DARG is a consortium for anthropological and archaeological research, preservation, and education in the Upper Colorado River Basin.
Kelly Kindscher, PhD. University of Kansas.
Senior Scientists, Kansas Biological Survey. Professor, Environmental Studies.
- Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs
Nuu-ciu Strong Fourth Grade Resource Guide
This is a resource for fourth grade educators to use to support teaching the history, culture, and present lives of the Ute People. This resource was developed in collaboration with Colorado's Ute Tribes, the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs, the Colorado Department of Education, History Colorado, Denver Public Library, Denver Art Museum, and educators statewide. The curriculum aligns with Colorado's academic standards and is a dynamic resource that will be reviewed every 6 years to ensure its integrity.
- Public Television
The Original Coloradans
The history of the state’s original inhabitants: the Utes. Historians trace their origins from pre-colonial days and early interactions with American trappers and explorers through the escalating friction with new settlers and gold seekers, to their ultimate expulsion to reservations. The first reservations were established in the 1860’s, and the question of land rights remains a topic of dispute. Presented by Rocky Mountain PBS.
The Wickiup Investigation
Discover the rare and fragile “wickiup” shelters that reveal the ways the Ute people lived and traveled across Colorado from prehistory to the present day. Presented by Rocky Mountain PBS.
We Shall Remain The Ute
A powerful five-part-series on the five American Indian Tribes of the Great Basin Region we now know as Utah. Presented by KUED7 University of Utah Public Television.
- Traditional Ecological Knowledge
Tending the Wild
"Tending the Wild" shines light on the environmental knowledge of indigenous peoples across California by exploring how they have actively shaped and tended the land for millennia, in the process developing a deep understanding of plant and animal life. This series examines how humans are necessary to live in balance with nature and how traditional practices can inspire a new generation of Californians to tend their environment.
Roots of Wisdom
The Roots of Wisdom project explores four inspiring stories of environmental and cultural restoration. Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science. is a five-year cross-cultural collaboration involving Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), Indigenous Education Institute (IEI), Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), and four Native community partners. The communities graciously shared their restoration stories and their voices throughout the exhibitions and the overall project.
With two different sides, you hear two different stories. Our elders have been taught this way, and they know this way. Then the scientists are really smart and book people. Putting those two together equals a really strong story and facts.