2014 Pulitzer Prize Winner

A taste of Colorado’s Native American history

Published: January 21, 2014, 12:56 pm, by Dalton Walker


Here’s an interesting map of Colorado’s history.

This Land Press, a news website based out of Oklahoma, posts what they call a “Map of the Week”. One recent post was a map titled: “Native American Nations:  Our Own Names and Locations”.

Like any part of the United States, Colorado has its Native American history.  The Arapaho, or Hinonoeni, and Ute, or Nunt’zi, have a history in our state. Other states have more of a connection to Native American people, some have less.

The Colorado Springs-area has physical proof of its strong history of Native people in the Manitou Cliff Dwellings where the Anasazi once lived. I plan to visit the cliff dwellings soon. My daughter will love it.

NOTE: A reader pointed out that the Cliff Dwellings were relocated to Manitou from the southwestern Colorado area. Sorry for the error. MORE here

This map is worth a look for anyone curious about our state’s history.