Resolution aims to correct decades-old error in Utah state flag


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  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 17, 2011 8:17 a.m.


    which Ute tribe? Ute, Piute, Goshute, Northern Ute, Southern Ute, Ute Mountain Ute tribe, Capote, Mouache, Parianucs, Tabeguache, Uintah, Weeminuche, Yampa?

    (that's a few more than the six referenced by Mr. Fox, maybe there's some overlap)

  • Ronald Fox North Salt Lake, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 9:14 a.m.

    Yesterday, in the hearing on the Flag Resolution Rep. Lee Perry, answered a question that I did not know the answer to. Rep. Janice Fisher asked the question about the on the 6 arrows on the shield of the flag, which I told her that on the first flag of 1903 there were 8 and in 1913 it was changed to 6 arrows.

    Rep. Perry said, that the 6 arrows represented the 6 tribes that inhabited Utah during the territorial period.

  • Ace Farmington, UT
    Jan. 26, 2011 5:01 p.m.

    Did the Ute tribe come into Utah in 1847? I'm not sure I understand Pagan's insinuation.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 26, 2011 3:34 p.m.

    '"I've seen the original flag, and I've seen the flag now, and 1847 was an important year when the pioneers came into Utah, and I would like the flag to be in the original way," - Article

    Wouldn't it then represent the Ute tribe?