A dozen Carbondale residents gathered in Sopris Park on Oct. 9 to honor Indigenous Peoples’ Day. John Hoffmann (pictured reading) shared a historical account of the actions which led to the Ute Removal Act of 1880, denying native Utes access to 12 million acres previously guaranteed to them in perpetuity, including the future site of Carbondale and surrounding communities. Photo by Raleigh Burleigh