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Membership is open to any woman age 18 and older who can prove a direct family tree connection to a person who aided in the American Revolution.  As our chapter's location is in an area which was previously Spanish Territory, we would like to highlight that contributions from Spain and her subjects in the Spanish Territory were made to the American Revolution's cause.


Chipeta Chapter

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Salida, Colorado


History of Chipeta Chapter:

Chipeta Chapter was organized January 21, 1978, in Salida, Colorado. The name of the chapter honors Colorado's famous Indian woman who was born an Apache but raised as a Ute. Chipeta, whose name means "white singing bird," married Chief Ouray at age 16 and was the only Ute woman permitted to sit in council. There is a concrete tepee that was erected in 1924 over a cold natural spring on the site of Chief Ouray and Chipeta's homestead in Montrose, Colorado. The focus of Chipeta Chapter is the preservation of American History and Patriotism in the schools and in the community.

Photo of a painting of Chipeta

Copyright, Colorado Historical Society (Photo Subject Collection - IBF -Chipeta)

The mission of the DAR is to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism.

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Last updated: September 14, 2013