Post by Dietmar on Sept 16, 2008 8:28:34 GMT -5
GUERITO. The Man with Yellow Hair. JICARILLA
by Henry Ulke 1873 (SIRIS)
A young chief of the Jicarilla Apaches, and a son of old Guero, their principal chief. This tribe is intermarried with the Utes, and has always been on friendly terms with them.
Young Guerito was sent to Washington in 1873, joining the Ute delegation, for the purpose of effecting some treaty whereby these Apaches might have set apart for them a piece of land of their own to cultivate, as now they roam on Ute land and have no home they can call their own.
He is a relative of Ouray, the great chief of the Utes, and through the latter's influence some such arrangement was effected. Guerito is a quiet and peacable young man, a repsentative of his tribe, who prefer farming, and shrink frm all wars against either Indians or white men.
(from: Jackson´s Descriptive Catalogue of Photographs of North American Indians)
by Charles M. Bell 1880 (SIRIS)
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