Tribal Directory Locations: Colorado

<p>The first Native tribes to call Colorado home include the Apache, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Pueblo, Shoshone, and Ute Nations. However, various other tribes occupied the land, too. Still, the Ute peoples occupied a majority of the area. Most tribes, like the Cheyenne, chose to live in Colorado after other tribes destroyed or took over their original territories. As a result, most tribes that migrated to Colorado adopted a nomadic lifestyle. Ute peoples living in Colorado operated a hunter-gatherer lifestyle. Men hunted game like deer and bison, and women gathered nuts, berries, and other valuable resources. Although the Ute occupied most of the land, their culture was primarily influenced by neighboring Native tribes. For example, Utes lived in teepees, which they picked up from Plain Indians. Today, there are two federally recognized tribes in Colorado. </p>

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

Southern Ute Indian Tribe