Chipeta: Ute Peacemaker - A 'Now You Know' Bio
Life Stories for Young Scholars - a book by Cynthia S. Becker
This book is dedicated to: "The children of Colorado. May you learn to love history and the people who lived it."
The silver sticker on the book notes that it, Cynthia S. Becker and her book for children, "Chipeta: Ute Peacemaker," was a Finalist for the Willa Literary Award from Women Writing The West.
The image is of my author signed copy of the book. I highly recommend this book for Homeschoolers as well as any young people wanting to learn more authentic information about life in the western USA during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. This book is well researched and written especially for younger readers. An adult biography of "Chipeta: Queen of the Utes" by Cynthia S. Becker and P. David Smith is also available; it was the source for the young reader bio.
The Back Cover of "Chipeta: Ute Peacemaker" - with excellent quote, worth noting
The author's blog on "Chipeta: Ute Peacemaker"
This blog contains many useful and interesting posts regarding the research and writings on this subject by Cynthia Becker. I strongly recommend your review of this blog.
- The author's blog on "Chipeta: Ute Peacemaker"
Currently maintained blog of thoughts, research and writing related to the contents of the book
How much did you know, before this lens, about the Utes? - Please get these books and learn more
Had you heard of Chipeta and her husband, Chief Ouray before?
Wikipedia Links for more background on Chipeta and Ouray
Chief Ouray and his wife, Chipeta
Chief Ouray is wearing a shirt she beaded
Chipeta, also known as White Singing Bird (1843/4-1924), was born a Kiowa Apache but raised by the Utes in Colorado
She worked for peace by lobbying in the U.S. Congress as a representative of the Ute people.
Ouray (Arrow) (1833-1880) was a chief of the Uncompahgre band of the Ute Tribe. He testified before Congress in 1880. Ouray was born in what is now New Mexico.
The image is used courtesy of Wikimedia Commons; click on the image to go to the Wikipedia source.