INDIANS: Back Pay for the Utes

The Colorado Ute Indians (pop. 3,000) are not exactly hostile to the Government of the U.S.: they accept it as stolidly as Chicago accepted the Capone gang. But since 1868, when the U.S. signed a treaty guaranteeing them a 15 million acre reservation in western Colorado, they have put little faith in the Great White Father in Washington. They have reasons: after the Indians agreed to drop other claims in return for the land, the white man grabbed the reservation back and herded most of the tribesmen into an arid corner of Utah.

The grabbing was a catch-as-catch-can business at...

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