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South Routt historian Paul Bonnifield discusses the social forces that led to the removal of the Northern Utes from the White and Yampa river valleys Friday at the
Tread of Pioneers Museum.

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Tom Ross: Utes destined to be horse ranchers?

South Routt historian Paul Bonnifield told an audience of about 20 people here Friday that in the 1860s, three different treaties anticipated that the Utes would be assimilated into white society as a culture that raised livestock for a living.

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