American Indians of the Pikes Peak Region (Images of by Celinda R. Kaelin

By Celinda R. Kaelin

hundreds of thousands of years ahead of Zebulon Pike's identify grew to become hooked up to this well-known mountain, Pikes top was once domestic to indigenous humans. those First countries left no written checklist in their sojourn right here, yet what they did go away have been stone circles, conscientiously crafted arrowheads and stone instruments, enigmatic petroglyphs, and culturally scarred bushes. within the 1500s, Spanish explorers documented their destinations, language, and numbers. within the 1800s, mountain males and legitimate explorers reminiscent of Pike, Fremont, and lengthy additionally wrote approximately those First countries. Comanche, Apache, Arapaho, Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Lakota made incursions into the quarter. those international locations contested Ute land ownership, harvested the plentiful flora and fauna, and paid homage to the robust spirits at backyard of the Gods and Manitou Springs. at the present time Ute Indians go back to backyard of the Gods and to Pikes top every year to accomplish their sacred Sundance Ceremony.

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