Colorado State Capitol Virtual Tour
Chief Jack House, leader of the Mountain Ute Tribe, was a man respected for his ability to balance the needs of his tribe and the non-Indians in the late twentieth century. Using his political acumen he was able to secure improvements to the Mountain Ute Reservation from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and was also instrumental in the opening of the reservation's ruins and other historical items for public viewing. Before his death in 1971, Chief House spent most of his energy trying to acquire an additional 3,100 acres of federal land and water for his tribe and working for the right of self-determination for his people.
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