The members of the

Chipeta Chapter NSDAR

Daughters of the American Revolution

welcome you to this website!

We are located in

Salida, Colorado

Photo of a painting of Chipeta, History Colorado

Photo of a painting of Chipeta
History Colorado (Photo Subject Collection - IBF -Chipeta)


We look forward to meeting you and introducing you to who we are, what we do, how to join us,
and resources to research your own family history, celebrate patriotism, champion education,
and promote historic preservation.

If you would like more information on the Chipeta Chapter DAR,
please email the following chapter leaders or visit our state and national websites.

email Email the Chipeta Chapter Regent

email Email the Chipeta Chapter about Membership

email Visit the Colorado State DAR homepage

email Visit the National Society DAR homepage


We are members of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR). This organization is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer women’s service organization comprising 3,000 chapters and over 185,000 members.


Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible to join the DAR. She must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage, and death, as well as of the Revolutionary War service of her patriot ancestor.


Are you interested in membership but live outside our area or cannot meet with us locally? That's okay!
You can explore other chapters in Colorado by visiting this Colorado State DAR page
or click here to be connected with a chapter that serves your community.

Chapter History

Chipeta Chapter NSDAR 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 NSDAR is the preservation of American history and patriotism in the schools and in our community.

Spanish Territory

As our chapter's location is in an area which was previously Spanish Territory, we would like to highlight contributions from Spain and her subjects that were made to the American Revolution's cause.

Historic Markers

Drinking Fountain Honoring World War Veterans
(Shavano Chapter NSDAR)
Louisiana Purchase Boundary Marker
(Mount Massive Chapter NSDAR)

Our Patriot Ancestors

Name Service Location
Benjamin BradburySergeantMassachusetts
Robert BuckPrivateVermont
Michael Bullen, Sr.Corporal, Patriotic ServiceNorth Carolina
Noah CookSergeant, Patriotic ServicePennsylvania
Daniel DickinsonPrivateNew Jersey
Azariah DossPrivateVirginia
Alexander FosterPrivateSouth Carolilna
George MatternPrivateMaryland
John SharpPatriotic ServiceVirginia
William TuckerPrivateMassachusetts
John WrightPrivateVirginia
as of 20 February 2019