Sevaro, Chief of the Capota Ute
- Charles Schreyvogel, American, 1861-1912
- Born: New York, NY
Charles Schreyvogel, Sevaro, Chief of the Capota Ute, late 19th or early 20th century. Oil on canvas; 29 1/2 x 23 1/4 in. Denver Art Museum: William Sr. and Dorothy Harmsen Collection, 2001.1203
Ute Chief Sevaro was known as a wise leader who worked to help his people live peaceably in trying times. He traveled to Washington, D.C., in 1868 with eight other tribal leaders to negotiate reservation lands in Colorado. He also served as a captain in the U.S. Indian Police—a group of federally supported Native Americans with jurisdiction in their own communities. He was often photographed wearing his police uniform.
El jefe ute Sevaro se dio a conocer como un líder sabio que luchó por ayudar a su gente a vivir en paz en tiempos difíciles. En 1868 viajó a Washington D.C., con otros ocho líderes tribales, a fin de negrociar tierras para reservas en Colorado. También fue capitán de la Policía Indígena de EE. UU., un grupo de nativos americanos con apoyo federal que tenían jurisdicción en sus respectivas comunidades. Con frecuencia aparece en retratos con su uniforme de policía.
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