Sevaro, Chief of the Capota Ute

Sevaro, Chief of the Capota Ute

late 19th, early 20th Century
Charles Schreyvogel, American, 1861-1912
Born: New York, NY
United States
Oil paint on canvas
Accession Number
Credit Line
William Sr. and Dorothy Harmsen Collection

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

frame height: 39 3/4 in, 100.965 cm; frame width: 33 1/2 in, 85.09 cm; frame depth: 3 in, 7.62 cm; image height: 29 1/2 in, 74.9300 cm; image width: 23 1/4 in, 59.0550 cm
Petrie Institute of Western American Art
Petrie Institute of Western American Art
This object is currently on view

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.

Known Provenance
William Sr. and Dorothy Harmsen, Golden, CO; Gifted to the Denver Art Museum, 2001.

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