By Celinda R. Kaelin

hundreds of thousands of years earlier than Zebulon Pike's identify turned hooked up to this well-known mountain, Pikes top was once domestic to indigenous humans. those First countries left no written checklist in their sojourn the following, yet what they did go away have been stone circles, conscientiously crafted arrowheads and stone instruments, enigmatic petroglyphs, and culturally scarred timber. within the 1500s, Spanish explorers documented their destinations, language, and numbers. within the 1800s, mountain males and authentic explorers equivalent to Pike, Fremont, and lengthy additionally wrote approximately those First countries. Comanche, Apache, Arapaho, Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Lakota made incursions into the area. those international locations contested Ute land ownership, harvested the considerable natural world, and paid homage to the strong spirits at backyard of the Gods and Manitou Springs. this present day Ute Indians go back to backyard of the Gods and to Pikes height every year to accomplish their sacred Sundance Ceremony.

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