History: The Northern Utes

  • The word Ute means "land of the sun."
  • There are currently around 3,500 Ute Indians living on reservations in Utah, and they own 1,300,000 acres of land.
  • Many of the Utes in Utah were originally from Colorado, when the Uintah-Ouray Reservation was created they were forced to relocate.
  • The Ute tribe manages one of the largest herds of buffalo in the United States.
  • The Ute tribe established its own high school in 1997, Uintah River High School, for students living on the reservation.
  • The Ute own and operate their own newspaper, The Ute Bulletin.

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