a dramatic photograph of a Crow War Party. It was made in 1908 in Montana by Edward S. Curtis. The photo illustrates Eight Crow Indians on horseback, silhouetted on the top of a hill. The man that is second from the left is pointing off into the distance.
The Ute Pass Trail originated at the springs of Manitou, Colorado, through Ute Pass into White River country of Utah. With the Indians dragging their travois along this trail, route became easier to follow and became a safe route to the Colorado gold fields. Starting in 1860, mineral rushes to Colorado, large settler migrations began the first major threat to the Ute way of life. These Ute men pose on horseback as part of the marking ceremony for the Ute Pass Trail on August 29,1912.