to the Cache la Poudre River
National Heritage Area


PROMOTE a variety of historical and cultural opportunities.
ENGAGE people in their river corridor.
INSPIRE learning, preservation, and stewardship.

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Although the history of water delivery in the West is the focus of the Poudre Heritage Alliance’s efforts, the Poudre River corridor has been inhabited for thousands of years prior to the arrival of Europeans and Euroamericans. This report by Lucy Burris documents the presence of Native Americans along the Poudre River corridor between AD 1500 and AD 1880. “People of the Poudre” provides some understanding of what happened to the Native American legacy along the Poudre River. Who was here? How did Native Americans use the Poudre valley? And, where did they go?

“The Poudre River seen today does not look much like that seen by Native Americans or Euroamericans 150 years ago. With water management practices the course of the river has changed somewhat and the animal life and vegetation are different. The imprint of Euroamerican presence has virtually eliminated any indication of native people.”

Read the report: poudreheritage.org/wp-content/uploads/poudreethnohistory_full1.pdf

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November 12, 2019

Volunteer of the Month: Judy Firestien

Our Mission

The Poudre Heritage Alliance serves the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area, providing current and future generations the opportunity to understand and celebrate the area by careful planning and facilitation of educational programs and related amenities in collaboration with residents, private sector and government entities.