Chefe Buckskin Charley

9 de maio de 1840

Native American Chief. He was the leader of the Capote band of the Ute tribe from 1880 until his death in 1936. He succeeded Chief Ouray as the official treaty negotiator. He learned English and took the “white man’s name”, Buckskin Charley. He lead the rescue of women and children who were abducted during the Meeker massacre. In 1890, he was given the Rutherford Hayes Indian Peace Medal by President Benjamin Harrison. He rode with Geronimo in Theodore Roosevelt’s1905 Inaugural Parade. His son, Antonio Buck Sr., succeeded him as hereditary chief and became the first elected chairman of the Southern Ute tribe.