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by Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library

An eight-member delegation from the Ute Tribe, including Ouray, fourth from the right, traveled to Washington, D.C., in 1868 to sign the Kit Carson Treaty, granting the Utes 1.5 million acres of land in southwestern Colorado. Ouray would spend the rest of his life trying to get the U.S. government to honor the terms of the treaty.

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