American Indian Area
American Indian Trade in Colorado Exhibit
This exciting exhibit recalls a time when influences of the Old World, met with traditions of American Indian culture in the New World. Colorado was a cultural crossroads, where trade influences from all directions met, with the Ute often serving as the middlemen. Reflect on the dramatic meetings between European explorers, traders and settlers and American Indian people. Both worlds were dramatically, irrevocably altered. An abundance of trade items from both cultures will be on exhibit. Learn about the abundance of fur trade commerce and it’s inevitable decline with the slaughter of the beaver and buffalo and it's subsequent impacts on American Indian ways of life.
The American Indian Area is dedicated and committed to the accurate interpretation of the significant American Indian Heritage in the Central Front Range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. American Indian history and culture will be told from the perspectives of American Indian people.
The Land and The People
Today, American Indian people representing many Nations make Colorado their home. The Ute people have reservations in Ignacio and Towaoc, Colorado. The Northern Ute live in North Eastern Utah.
The American Indian Area at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site offers a cutting edge opportunity to experience American Indian History and Culture through the eyes of American Indian people.
Experience an incredible and exciting cultural crossroads of American Indian Heritage as an introduction to your visit at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site.
Gay and Lesbian Fund
American Indian Movement, Colorado Springs
Center of Human Rights and American Indian Law
Garden of the Gods Foundation
H. Chase Stone Trust
Holly Berry House, Inc.
The Living History Association, RLRHS
Trails and Open Space Coalition
William and Betty Osborn Trust