History of Ouray, Utah
Taken from the Utah Place Names (Links Added)


Ouray (Uintah) is a small Ute Indian community near the junction of the Duchesne and Green rivers. The community was named for Chief Ouray, who was born in 1820. He was chief when the White River Utes were brought to the Uinta Basin Reservation from Colorado. He spoke both Spanish and English and was friendly to the whites. His wife was Chepeta, an important person in her own right since she was a great help to her people. Ouray is the second oldest settlement in the Uinta Basin.

John W. Van Cott
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