Los Pinos Indian Agency (Colorado)
Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency
Tabaquache or Uncompahgre Ute
The Conejos Agency was established in 1860 for the Tabaquache Ute Indians living north of the Utah Agency area in New Mexico. In 1869, the agency moved from Conejos to a site on Los Pinos Creek on the Ute Reservation in southern Colorado, and the name was changed to the Los Pinos Agency. It was also sometimes called Lower or Southern Ute Agency, but should not be confused with the later Southern Ute Agency of southwestern Colorado.
In 1875, the agency was moved to the Uncompahgre Valley, but the name Los Pinos Agency was retained.
In 1881, the Tabaquache (or Uncompahgre) Utes moved to a reservation on the Green River in Utah, next to the Uintah Reservation and the agency's name was changed to the Ouray Agency. In 1886, the Uintah Agency and the Ouray Agency were consolidated.
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