This is a map of where the ute tribe thrived
Near Sandal House and Spruce Tree House; Sandal House and Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde National Park; Montezuma County; Colorado; USA
Doll representing a man, used from hide, cotton and beads, and thread.
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Max Hess (probably Max Hess, Jr., 1911-1968, head of the Hess Department store chain); donated to MAI by Mr. Hess in 1965.
One arrow said to have been collected from the body of Nathan C. Meeker (1817-1879), the Indian agent to the White River Utes who was killed in what is known as the Meeker Massacre on September 29, 18
The ute tribe dances, sings, and plays instruments and calls it the bear dance.
This shows the ute tribe was good with pelt and animal hide.
Hide, cotton cloth, hide thong/babiche, glass bead/beads, metal cones, cotton thread, twine/string, sinew, pigment/pigments