National Geographic : 1932 Jul
Photograph by Rev. William L.Earl THE INDIANS' LAST FOOTHOLD IN COLORADO A portion of the southern Ute Indian Reservation, near the southwestern corner of the State (see map, page 6). Red men once wandered over most of Colorado, but after the gold rush and the coming of the railroads they were pushed steadily westward. Following an uprising ofthe Utes at Meeker in 1879, most of the remaining Indians were transported to Utah. Only a handful of red men now live inColorado on this reservation, near the Mesa Verde National Park. Chimney Rock, conspicuous landmark of the region, rises at the left. A fewmiles west ofthis spot isthe only point inthe United States where four States meet.