Roy's Postcards: 1983/07/03

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We stayed last night in Cortez and we can see this mountain that looks like an Indian laying down asleetp.

Postcard front:

Sleeping Ute Mountain

Postcard back:

CORTEZ, COLORADO
UTE MOUNTAIN LEGEND
The older Utes claim this mountain was once one of their great gods. For some reason he became angry with the Indians so he gathered all of the rain clouds in his pockets, lay down on his back, folded his arms and went to sleep. When clouds hang around the highest peak, the Utes say they are slipping out of the god's pockets. The Utes still believe that someday the gods will arise and help them fight against their enemies.

See also: colorado



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