Ute Mountain Utes mark end of summer with Bear Dance, powwow

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Ute Mountain Utes mark end of summer with Bear Dance, powwow

‘Whatever you have, you give and share your resources’
Adam Black and Lesean Blackhorse perform the Gourd Dance, which is practiced by many tribes to signify a communal offering, according to Angelo Baca, of the Ute Mountain Ute tribe.
Phyllisia S. Cly and her son, Sakima Cly, give a gift to one of the dancers, Shawn Blackhorse, after the ceremonial Gourd Dance. “Everyone brings and gives away,” Angelo Baca said. “It is a reminder to themselves and everyone else about giving.”
Left to right, Shawn Blackhorse, Lesean Blackhorse and Adam Black perform the annual Gourd Dance, a dance practiced by many tribes to signify a communal offering, according to Angelo Baca, of the Ute Mountain Ute tribe.

Ute Mountain Utes mark end of summer with Bear Dance, powwow

Adam Black and Lesean Blackhorse perform the Gourd Dance, which is practiced by many tribes to signify a communal offering, according to Angelo Baca, of the Ute Mountain Ute tribe.
Phyllisia S. Cly and her son, Sakima Cly, give a gift to one of the dancers, Shawn Blackhorse, after the ceremonial Gourd Dance. “Everyone brings and gives away,” Angelo Baca said. “It is a reminder to themselves and everyone else about giving.”
Left to right, Shawn Blackhorse, Lesean Blackhorse and Adam Black perform the annual Gourd Dance, a dance practiced by many tribes to signify a communal offering, according to Angelo Baca, of the Ute Mountain Ute tribe.
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