This is Chief Ouray's calling card, and it is made of cream colored heavy paper. "Ouray," is printed in boldface black ink in the middle of the card, and "Head Chief of the Utes." is printed in italicized black ink on the lower right corner. There is a pinhole in the left edge. The back is blank. There is a crease running horizontally from the middle to the right edge.
This item was found in Chief Ouray's desk (H.5830.1) in the second drawer. This item is the same as H.5830.5.
Guy O. Hammond
This item is from Chief Ouray’s desk (H.5830.1); see Accession File for exact location in the desk. The desk and all of its contents were originally purchased by Guy O. Hammond’s mother at the auction of Ouray’s possessions following his death in 1880. The desk and its contents were in possession of the Hammond family for 70 years, until History Colorado bought them from Guy. O. Hammond of Delta, Colorado. History Colorado was able make the purchase because the El Pomar Foundation of Colorado Springs, whose president at the time was Mrs. Spencer Penrose, donated the necessary money. The items were accessioned on 07/05/1956. See Accession Files for extensive correspondence regarding the acquisition of the desk and its contents.
OURAY/HEAD CHIEF OF THE UTES