The Material Evolution of Northern Ute Culture: An Analysis of Trade on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation (1880-1910)
Author(s): Tessie D Burningham
This is a paper/report submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.
The turn of the 20th century was a period of transformation for the Utes in northeastern Utah. Forced to compete for their traditional resources with Euro-American settlers, and to do so within the restrictions of the reservation system imposed by the federal government, the Utes could no longer rely solely on those traditional resources to sustain themselves. Despite changes to material culture and attempts by the United States government to assimilate American Indian groups, the Utes retained their cultural values and practices by adapting them to fit their new environment and resources, including those brought by settlers. Using a combination of historical records and archaeological evidence, I am examining the incoming wave of material culture and how the Utes accepted, altered, and resisted these changes.
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The Material Evolution of Northern Ute Culture: An Analysis of Trade on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation (1880-1910). Tessie D Burningham. 2020 ( tDAR id: 457433)
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