Bank of Ouray Check
The Bank of Ouray, one of the earliest banks in Ouray County, Colorado, was named after Chief Ouray, the Indian Chief of the Ute Nation. Ouray communicated the needs of the Indians to President Ulysses S. Grant, President Rutherford B. Hayes, and pioneer Kit Carson. Ute was known as "White Man's Friend" because of his interaction with high ranking officials. Ute and Carson negotiated the Kit Carson Treaty that provided six million acres of land in Colorado to the Ute Indians by the U.S. Government. Becuase of conflicts over the Brunot Treaty, Congress forced the Ute Nation into an isolated reservation near the Sawatch Range. Ouray's attempts to reconcile conflicts between Indians and the White Man dd not always meet with success. Eventully, the Ute Nation was moved to a reservation in Utah. Chief Ouray is regarded by many historians as one of the greatest Indians in American history. Our check reproduction is ideal for collectors of the Old West and Indian memorabilia. This bank check reproduction would make a wonderful display or addition to a collector's album.
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