The Buti-Buti tribe is a small civilization of people that have lived a secluded life deep in the Uncompahgre Plateau region of the Rocky Mountains. Once able to roam this area between Colorado and Arizona freely, the Buti-Buti have hidden themselves deep in the plateau and have remained undisturbed since the late 1800s. The Buti-Buti lived in this area peacefully for hundreds of years only coming down the mountain once a year in the winter when conditions were at their worst. This time of the year was the birthing season where they would be able to safely slow down from their nomadic mountian climbing lifestyle and live in the slightly warmer high desert Arizona weather. Once winter passed they would pack their children and belongings on their backs and trek back up the mountains to their region of the Rockys.  

New World InfluencesEdit

During the western expansion of what we know now as the United States, the Buti-Buti encountered the new Americans and did their best to avoud the conflict and changes that these settlers would bring. Some of the settlers encountered by the Buti-Buti were able to have positive relations and engaged in trading with the Buti-Buti. Here is where we see the key difference between the Buti-Buti and other native american cultures. The Buti-Buti openly adopted and received some of the technology and different methods of living from positive relations they engaged in with settlers. They traded for guns, metals, ammunition, even some of the finer things like linen and clothing. This helped them to live easier, but continue their nomadic lifestyle. They even allowed some settlers to join the tribe and learn their ways and adapt some of their ways of living in the process. Eventually the intensity of the expansion grew immensely and more people began moving west. The threat of Christianity and reservation life was looming and this forced the Buti-Buti to flee to the bottom edge of Uncompahgre Plateau in a secluded area almost completely surrounded by mountains. This area has been strangely not industrialized and has allowed the tribe to remain out of the reservation system and to live off the land freely, but severed the ties they once had their nomadic roots. This has kept them hidden from any further influences and has allowed them to largely preserve their culture and it still remains largely the same as the last time they came down the mountain.