National Geographic : 1952 Jun
0 o5d '.4: ;~~ 4i"i © National Geographic Society lIktachrome by Jack Breed Ute Mothers Display Sleepy Papooses Tucked Away in Snug Cradleboards Before the white man's coming, Ute Indians roamed over most of the territory now included in Colorado's boundaries. Trappers, miners, and settlers gradually drove the tribesmen into the State's barren southwestern corner, where their descendants live today. Nomadic Wiminuche and other Ute tribes are under the jurisdiction of the Consolidated Ute Agency, Ignacio, Colorado. These women belong to the Wiminuche branch. Their men dis courage visitors, but the tribal council voted the author special permission to make pictures. Mothers strap infants on their backs; each cradleboard has its sunshade.