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"Who are We?"


"We Are The Descendants Of The 'Original Indians'
Of The Uintah Valley Reservation!"


The Mixed Blood Uinta's of Utah are those Uinta Band Ute Indian of the Uintah Valley Reservation situated within the Uinta Basin and located on the southern slope's of the Uinta Mountains in northeastern Utah. We are of mixed Native American and other heritages, who were Terminated (Removed) from the Northern Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation by the Ute Partition Act in 1954, which caused each individual to become "non grata!"


Ethel (Daniels) Kolb, age 17, Carlisle Indian School (1907.)

In 1954, all of Ethel's children were terminated from the Ute Tribe and set adrift. Ethel's Daughter, Naturitch (Kolb) Nielsen is now the matriarch of the Mixed-Blood Uinta's and is one of the plaintiff in Felter-vs-Kempthorne, formally known as Felter-v-Norton.

Some of these Terminated Indians and their descendants numbering about 600 courageously filed a Lawsuit against the Congress of the United States, the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. These 600 Indians are listed on the complaint as Individual Plaintiffs with Oranna B. Felter as Lead Plaintiff. Each individual is represented by Attorney Dennis G. Chappabitty. These Indians claim that Congress, the Interior Department and the BIA, broke the law by allowing the Ute Partition Act to be improperly implemented.

For too many years the United States Government and the U.S. Congress has turned a blind eye and a deaf ear to the discrimination, segregation, and genocide of the "Terminated" Uinta's (Uintah's) of the Northern Ute Indian Tribe. Because the terminated Uinta's have sought to restore and protect their ancestral right's they have had to endured:

     •Human, civil and religious rights violations
     •Personal property lose
     •Subverting of due process through the U.S. Court's
     •Most of all, the Thief of their Identities

Our goal is to educate and inform the public about these "Terminated" Mixed Blood Uinta Ute's of Utah, of their fifty Year Up Hill Battle for Justice in reclaiming their identities as Native American's (American Indian's,) by giving information on "Termination" and of the United States Governments role in allowing Non-Indians to illegally obtain resources which once belong to these Individual 490 enrolled Uinta (Uintah) Band of Indians, who were "terminated," plunging many into abject poverty. Now these American Indians who were member of the Ute Indian Tribe are fighting back.

This law suit has been filed in the U.S. District Court of Washington D.C. on behalf of those Individual's known as the Mixed Blood Uinta's of Utah by Attorney Dennis G. Chappabitty, a member of the Comanche Nation and living in Sacramento, California.

Article printed in the Native Voice Media on February 15, 2005