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Chipeta
Birth: 1843
Death: Aug. 9, 1924
Uintah County
Utah, USA

Wife of Chief Ouray. She was born Kiowa Apache. Her parents were both killed in a raid shortly after her birth. The Uncompahgre Utes found and raised her as their own. They named her Chipeta, meaning White Singing Bird. She was appointed to care for Chief Ouray's son after the death of his first wife, and in 1859 they were married. After the Meeker massacre, Chipeta helped searchers find Arvilla and Josephine Meeker who were being held captive. She often accompanied her husband to peace delegations. After his death she continued as a leader of her tribe. Much of the money she had at the end of her life, she spent caring for orphan children. She was originally buried in Bitter Creek, Utah, at the bottom of a sand wash. In 1925, authorities sanctioned to have her body re-interred at the site of the couple's farm, next to her husband Chief Ouray.
 
 
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   Ouray (1833 - 1880)
 
Burial:
Ouray Memorial Park
Montrose
Montrose County
Colorado, USA
 
Created by: Eric Crow
Record added: Apr 05, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13863696
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