Peter Decker The Utes Must Go!

ISBN 13: 9781458755858

The Utes Must Go!

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9781458755858: The Utes Must Go!

Tracing three centuries of Ute Indian history, ''The Utes Must Go!'' chronicles the policies and incidents that led to the involuntary removal of the Ute Indians from Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming. Historian Peter Decker unveils new critical information on figures such as U.S. Army Maj. Thomas Thornburgh, Interior Secretary Carl Schurz, famed newspaperman Horace Greeley, and Indian Agent Nathan Meeker whose relentless mission to turn Indian hunters into farmers led to the tragedy at Milk Creek in 1879. Decker's research brings to light the complete drama of a proud Indian people swept away by the nineteenth-century tide of pioneer settlement, racism, and greed.

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Peter R. Decker was a professor of history and public policy at Duke University before becoming a prominent western rancher, with holdings in Ridgway, Colorado, and Lewellen, Nebraska. He is the director of the renowned National Western Stock Show in Denver and serves as the chair of the board of trustees for Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. He is also the author of Old Fences, New Neighbors, a book about the San Juan Mountain region of Colorado.


a powerful story, told with craft and gripping narrative -- Syd Nathans, Associate Professor of History, Duke University

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