Southern Ute Tribal Seal

Chairmen

The last hereditary chief of the Southern Utes, Buckskin Charlie died on May 8th, 1936 and was succeeded by his son, Antonio Buck Sr. As hereditary chief, Antonio Buck Sr. became the first elected Chairman of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.

Chairmen of the Southern Ute Tribe

2014 Clement Frost
2012-2014 Jimmy R. Newton, Jr.
2011 Pearl E. Casias
2009-2011 Matthew J. Box
2005-2008 Clement Frost
2003-2004 Howard D. Richards, SR
2000-2003 Leonard C. Burch
2000 John E. Baker Jr.
1997-2000 Clement Frost
1988-1996 Leonard C. Burch
1985-1987 Christopher A. Baker Sr.
1967-1984 Leonard C. Burch
1966 John E. Baker, Sr.
1964-1965 John S. Williams
1963 John E. Baker, Sr./John S. Williams
1962 John E. Baker, Sr.
1961 Anthony C. Burch
1957-1960 John E. Baker, Sr.
1953-1956 Samuel Burch
1951-1952 Julius N. Cloud
1950 Samuel Burch
1949 Julius N. Cloud
1945-1948 Samuel Burch
1940-1944 Julius N. Cloud
1936-1939 Antonio Buck Sr.
Buckskin Charlie

Buckskin Charlie | Photo Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Anthropological Archives

Historical Ute Leaders

1971 Jack House Weeminuche
Antonio Buck Mouache
Buckskin Charlie Mouache
Chief Shavano Ute Leader
1888 Piah Tabeguache/Mouache
1888 Colorow White River
1885 Chief Douglas White River
1882 Captain Jack White River
1881 Kaneache Ute Leader
1870 Sobata (Sobotar) Capote
1870’s Cabeza Blanca Weeminuche
1869 Tobatas Paiute or Weeminuche
1869 Chiwaten Paiute or Weeminuche
1869 Ignacio Weeminuche
1869 Piwood Paiute or Weeminuche
1869 Sewormicha Paiute or Weeminuche
1869 Cabegon Paiute or Weeminuche
1869 Peersichopa (headmen) Paiute or Weeminuche
1868 Ouray Tabeguache/Jicarilla Apache
1856 Cany Attle (Coniachi?) Mouache
c1853 Tachoaca Mouache
c1852 Cuniache Mouache
c1852 Tamuche Capote
c1850 Chuwoopah Paiute
c1850 Wahka Timpanogo
c1850 Insagrapouyah Sevarit
c1850 Augkapowerbran Tabeguache
c1850 Coneache Mouache
c1850 Aohkasach Capote
c1850 Quiziachigiate Capote
c1850 Amparia Mouache
c1847 Montoya Capote/Mexican
c1822 Lechat Ute (Mouache?)
c1809 Dientecito Mouache
c1809 Ancha Mouache
c1809 Cuerna Mouache
c1809 Coyote Mouache
c1809 El Albo Mouache
c1809 Delgadito Mouache
c1809 Mano Mocha Mouache (Major chief)
c1779 Cuerno Verde Comanche
c1786 Pinto Mouache
c1786 Moara Mouache
c1752 Burrigon Chaguaguas
c1752 Chiquito Mouache
c1752 Don Thomas Capote
Chief Ignacio

Chief Ignacio | State Historical Society of Colorado

Clement Frost

Clement Frost

Jimmy R. Newton, Jr.

Jimmy R. Newton, Jr.

Pearl Casias

Pearl Casias

Matthew Box

Matthew Box

Howard D. Richards Sr.

Howard D. Richards Sr.

Leonard C. Burch

Leonard C. Burch

John Baker Jr.

John Baker Jr.

John E. Baker Sr.

John E. Baker Sr.

Anthony Burch

Anthony Burch

John S. Williams

John S. Williams

Samuel Burch

Samuel Burch

Julius N. Cloud

Julius N. Cloud

Antonio Buck Sr.

Antonio Buck Sr.