Ute Tribal Paths

Reservation Life

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By the 1880s, the white settlers had caused the Ute bands to separate and live on three reservations.


Since they were no longer allowed to leave the reservation to hunt game and gather plants, most Utes relied on rations of food and supplies provided by the US Government. This ration ticket from 1870 would have been redeemed at an Indian Agency or warehouse for things like flour, beef, and sugar.