Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation

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The Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation is located in northeastern Utah, United States. It is the homeland of the Northern Ute Tribe, and is the largest of three Indian reservations inhabited by members of the Ute Tribe of Native Americans. It lies in parts of seven counties; in descending order of land area they are: Uintah, Duchesne, Wasatch, Grand, Carbon, Utah, and Emery counties. The total land area is 6,769.173 sq mi (17,532.078 km²) with control of the lands split between Ute Indian Allottees, the Ute Indian Tribe, and the Ute Distribution Corporation.[1] Tribal owned lands only cover approximately 1.2 million acres (4,855 km2) of surface land and 40,000 acres (160 km2) of mineral-owned land within the 4 million acres (16,185 km2) reservation area.[1] There was a population of 19,182 persons living on the reservation as of the 2000 census. It is the second-largest Indian reservation in land area, smaller than only the Navajo Indian Reservation but with control of the land split between multiple authorities. Tribal headquarters are in Fort Duchesne, located in Uintah County, Utah. The largest community on its territory is the city of Roosevelt, although most of its residents are not of Native American heritage.


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Coordinates: 40°27′28″N 110°10′53″W / 40.45778°N 110.18139°W / 40.45778; -110.18139