Powder River Examiner -

The Utes Come to Powder River Country


November 21, 2019

The photo above depicts a Ute woman curing meat at a camp on Powder River circa 1906. (Courtesy of the Wyoming State Archives, Cheyenne WY)

A column on local history, researched and written by Shane Dunning. Shane may be reached at [email protected]

The history of this area and its native inhabitants has, for the past hundred and fifty years, primarily been the story of the Crow, the Sioux, and the Cheyenne. This is naturally the result of those tribes' residence in the Powder River valley as white settlement intruded. Casual students of local history can perhaps be forgiven for being unaware of the tragic story of the Northern Utes when they came to this country in 1906.

The White River Band of Utes in 1905 resided i...

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