Colorado Springs: Old Colorado City Historical Society, 2015. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 177pp. Quarto [28.5 cm] Glossy illustrated boards, with only minor wear to the covers and spine ends. Very Good +. Item #64908
Signed by the author on the title page.
"The material for this book is intended to serve the reader as an introductory guide, not as a reference text book. It is a collection of photographs and information I gathered while making a journey of discovery of Ute Prayer Trees. It begins with a background on how I became interested in the subject. Then it lays a general foundation for Culturally Modified Trees (CMT) and Ute Prayer Trees (UPT). Next it covers a historic overview of the Ute people and their early contact with Europeans in the Pikes Peak Region. It offers readers an opportunity to discover UPTs on their own in the Pikes Peak Region and to gain a clearer understanding of 'Why this matters,' as Dr. Jefferson [Southern Ute Tribal Elder, Dr. James Jefferson] often explains." - The Author.