Historic Structures & People of the Kawuneeche Valley
Name: Historic Structures & People of the Kawuneeche Valley
Date: August 20, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM CDT
Using built environments — buildings, fences and roads — explore the human and environmental history of the Kawuneeche Valley: the transformation of RMNP’s west side from a Native American homeland to American settlement and inclusion in the national park system. Afield, participants will encounter and interpret the material vestiges of Ute inhabitation, mining, homesteading, water diversion, dude ranching and federal preservation. Discussion will revolve around the ways in which people and the valley environment have shaped each other over the centuries.