Matthew Box

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Matthew James Box (born 1967/1968) is chairman of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe in southwestern Colorado, USA. He was elected in 2008 for a three-year term and assumed the chairmanship on 21 December 2008.[1] Box replaced Clement Frost as chairman.[1]

In December 2010, Box faced a recall election amid accusations of mismanagement and fraud,[2] but the required 50% of registered voters did not vote, so the recall failed.[3][4]

Box resigned from his post as Chairman of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe on Feb. 10, 2011.[5]

Box is the Bear Dance Chief of the Southern Ute.[6] He is married to Hope Box and they have two children. But today, they are divorced and have three children, Jakob, Morgan, and Noah.[clarification needed]


  1. ^ a b "New Ute tribal chairman Matthew Box sworn in " News From Indian Country December 2008
  2. ^ Butler, Ann (23 April 2010) "Southern Utes meet to mull recall: Tribal members worry about investment losses" Durango Herald
  3. ^ "Effort to oust Southern Ute chairman fails" News From Indian Country December 2010
  4. ^ Scofield, Heather (7 December 2010) "Effort to recall Southern Ute chairman fails" Durango Herald
  5. ^ Scofield, Heather (Feb. 11, 2011) "Southern Ute leader resigns; acting chairman named" Durango Herald
  6. ^ Shockley, Jeremy Wade (14 August 2009) "The Native American Heritage Train; The Southern Ute Legacy" Southern Ute Drum 41(16): pp. 1–2
Preceded by
Clement Frost
Chairman of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe