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History of Southern Ute Indian, Utah
Taken from the Utah History Encyclopedia (Links Added)
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Today the community boasts a population of around 350 people, has 100 modern homes with electricity and running water, and is governed by the White Mesa Ute Council, established in 1978. Many of the Ute people are employed in service industries such as schools, motels, etc.; some work for the Council; others are employed at Towaoc in farming projects and in the casino. Every September, the community participates in the traditional Bear Dance and welcomes visitors anxious to share a part of Ute heritage.

See: Robert W. Delaney, The Ute Mountain Utes (1989); James Jefferson, Robert W. Delaney, and Gregory C. Thompson, The Southern Utes: A Tribal History (1972); Robert S. McPherson, The Northern Navajo Frontier, 1860-1900 Expansion through Adversity (1988); Gregory C. Thompson, "Southern Ute Lands, 1848-1899: The Creation of a Reservation," Occasional Papers of the Center of Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College, March, 1972; Forbes Parkhill, The Last Indian War (1962); Robert S. McPherson, "Paiute Posey and the Last White Uprising," Utah Historical Quarterly, 53 (Summer 1985).


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