Gold and Lead
Cheyenne (Southern) and Arapaho
Granted the land between The Platte river and the Arkansas river by the 1851 Fort Laramie treaty. Initially fairly amenable to the settler incursions for the Pike’s Peak gold rush in the ‘50s. Frictions grow into the Colorado Indian War 1863-5.
The Sand Creek massacre was in 1864 when 700 Colorado volunteers led by a Union army Colonel killed or mutilated about 160 indians, mostly women and children.
Ute – pron. ‘yoot’
Mountain indians in the Rockies and Western Colorado. Occasional wars with plains indians like Cheyenne and Arapaho. Not the friendliest Indians around. UteLegends
Southern Colorado but mostly New Mexico.
Occasionally present in the eastern plains of Colorado