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Chief "Buckskin Charley" SAPIAH

Ouray Memorial Cemetery
La Plata County,

b 1840 d May 9, 1936 Ignacio,La Plata County,Colorado, USA
Native American Chief. He was the leader of the Capote band of the Ute tribe from 1880 until his death in 1936. He succeeded Chief Ouray as the official treaty negotiator. He learned English and took the "white man's name", Buckskin Charley. He lead the rescue of women and children who were abducted during the Meeker massacre. In 1890, he was given the Rutherford Hayes Indian Peace Medal by President Benjamin Harrison. He rode with Geronimo in Theodore Roosevelt's 1905 Inaugural Parade.

Contributed on 9/5/11 by equipop1
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Submitted: 9/5/11 • Approved: 9/5/11 • Last Updated: 3/23/17 • R31202-G0-S3

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