BACKGROUND: The campaign to rename the Gore Range, led by Karn Stiegelmeier, began several years ago. Lord George Gore was a man who earned the deep animosity of both Native Americans and the US government, simultaneously
. His cruel slaughter of countless bison, elk, deer, and other game animals, left to waste (1854-57) deprived the native population of a vital food supply, To top it off, Gore never ventured south of the Colorado River,
and thus he never set foot in the core of the magnificent mountain range later named after him.
These mountains lie in the heart of the homeland of the original inhabitants, the Ute Indians, whose stewardship preserved the area for thousands of years. Read more HERE
UPDATE: Karn Stiegelmeier
writes: Governor Polis and staff are in the final phase of interviews to appoint a new Commissioner of Indian Affairs. The new councils for the Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute tribes want to take action, and at the next Tri-Ute meeting, they will take up the resolution to change the name of Gore to Nuches
. That meeting is not yet scheduled; It may be in January. (Nuches
means "Ute" in the Ute language)