For Land's Sake Explores the History of Injustice for Indigenous Americans

Jun 15, 2020

For Land's Sake host Bill Kight explores the history of our area's original stewards, the Ute Indians. He talks about broken treaties, white 'assimilation' efforts and forced relocations. Bill Kight also discusses the need for reconciliation, and what we as individuals should do about injustice when we're made aware of it.

John Wesley Powell first became acquainted with the Utes along the White River in northwestern Colorado in the fall of 1868. During his expedition five years later, his photographer, Jack Hillers, captured this great photograph of a young girl accompanied by a warrior, whose body, painted with yellow and black stripes, is marked for battle.
Credit Jack Hiller, photographer for John Wesley Powell

Bill Kight hosts “For Land’s Sake" the second Tuesday of every month.