Recollections of My Life and Reflections on Times and Events During It: A Memoir by Father W. J. Howlett

Settlers killed near Meeker

"In those days the whole of Northwestern Colorado was almost a wilderness. The Ute Indians had been removed to Utah after the Meeker Massacre, but they would return at times in the hunting season and then were [there] would be trouble. In 1879 they killed some of the adventuroue [adventurous] settlers near Meeker, and were supposed to have set fire to the timber."

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