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    Ute Indian Prayer Trees of the Pikes Peak Region

    Presented by at Old Colorado City History Center

    September 13, 2013


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    Ute Indian Prayer Trees of the Pikes Peak Region

    John Wesley Anderson will provide an introduction to the Ute Indian Prayer Trees of the Pikes Peak Region (primarily located in El Paso and Teller Counties, Colorado). These historically rich trees are fascinating living artifacts that serve as a link back in time to the Ute Indians who lived in our region and cultivated these amazing trees, primarily for spiritual and navigational purposes. The talk will focus on how to identify the five...

    John Wesley Anderson will provide an introduction to the Ute Indian Prayer Trees of the Pikes Peak Region (primarily located in El Paso and Teller Counties, Colorado). These historically rich trees are fascinating living artifacts that serve as a link back in time to the Ute Indians who lived in our region and cultivated these amazing trees, primarily for spiritual and navigational purposes. The talk will focus on how to identify the five known types of Ute Culturally Scarred Trees and where these Prayer Trees can still be found today. OCCHS members free, nonmembers $5. On September 21, John will lead a hike in Fox Run Park to see some of these sacred trees. Reservations required.

    John enjoyed a thirty year law enforcement career, with the Colorado Springs Police Department, and two terms as the elected Sheriff for the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. After retiring in 2012, he has been researching and writing two books in collaboration with the OCCHS; Ute Indian Prayer Trees of the Pikes Peak Region and Rankin Scott Kelly, First Sheriff of El Paso County, Colorado Territory (1861-1867).
     


    Old Colorado City History Center

    1 South 24th Street
    Colorado Springs, CO 80904

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    Historical Society members free, nonmembers $5



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