Ernest House

Ute Mountain Ute Leader, Ernest House Sr., Passes

Ernest House Sr. was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident outside of Cortez on September 17th; he was 65.

September 20, 2011--Ernest House Sr. dies in motorcycle accident, praised for leadership of Ute Mountain Ute tribe (Denver Post)

Ernest House Sr. grew up in Mancos Canyon near his grandfather, Chief Jack House, the last hereditary chief of the Ute Mountain Ute tribe. Before his death in 1971, Chief House moved in with Ernest and his wife.

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