Sleeping Ute Mountain Chapter

Daughters of the American Revolution

Cortez, Colorado

 

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Sleeping Ute Mountain Chapter received its charter from NSDAR on

March 24, 1984.  The name chosen honors the legendary landmark situated

near the Four Corners, Sleeping Ute Mountain.  The outline of the mountain

against the skyline suggests a Ute Chief in repose, with headdress resting on

the foothills of the northwestern portion of the range and the pointed toes in the

southeast.  The arms are crossed over the chest.

 

The legend of the Sleeping Ute tells us he was a great warrior god who came

to fight the “Evil Ones.”  In the conflict their feet pounded the earth into mountains and valleys.  The great warrior god was wounded, and lay down to rest, falling into a deep sleep.  Legend tells us that one day the great warrior god will rise again to fight the “Evil Ones.”

 

Members of the proposed chapter contacted Ernest House, Tribal Chairman of the Ute Mountain Tribal Council, requesting use of the name.  The request was granted with Tribal Chairman House saying in his letter of consent, “As a tribal leader, I can only hope the principles and goals of your organization complement our tribal goals of Indian self-determination, equal opportunity, and justice for all Americans.”

 

Our chapter currently has 46 members which include members living outside the area.  If you are interested in attending a meeting or in applying for membership in DAR, please contact us through either our Membership Chairman Mrs. Mary Lou Perkins or Mrs. Marianne Koskie, Regent.

 

 

The mission of the DAR is to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism.

 

 


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Last updated: September 1, 2013