The Ute Paradox

Thompson, Jonathan
July 2010
High Country News;7/19/2010, Vol. 42 Issue 12, p14
The article discusses the controversial progress of Southern Ute in Denver, Colorado, in the field of business using their natural resources. It stresses that Ute Indians in the Southern U.S. explore the meaning of tribal sovereignty, spanning a hundred years of history and peering into the future. It explores how other tribes are asserting their rights to have healthy salmon runs in rivers, enough water to spur reservation economies, and the protection of traditional sacred sites outside reservations. It says that the 1,400 Southern Utes are the collective owners of a multibillion-dollar business empire that has holdings scattered from San Diego, California to the Gulf of Mexico.


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