People of the Red Earth: American Indians of Colorado

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Ancient City Press, 1996 - History - 287 pages
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Indians are not symbols of a romantic past but living peoples, whose histories evolve throughout the past and in the present. The history of American Indian tribes in Colorado is the unfolding of lives from 12,000 B.P. through the present. Colorado has been the scene of many and varied Indian civilizations, from the earliest nomads who came by foot and hunted the giant wooly mammoth to the Utes, Shoshones, Cheyenne and Arapaho who evolved an exhilarating warrior culture based on the horse and the buffalo.

Lavishly illustrated with maps, drawings, and historic photographs, "People of the Red Earth is the most complete historical guide to Colorado's Indians and a comprehensive guidebook to archeological sites, museums, cultural centers, and other sources of information.

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"It took only a little over two decades for Euro-Americans to devastate the millions of buffalo which had been the economic base of Colorado tribes for nearly twelve thousand years." From the early ... Read full review

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Through the centuries, Colorado has been home to a wide variety of Native American groups. Colorado archaeologist Crum here begins with the earliest occupants, the paleo-Indians, then discusses the ... Read full review

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