Tribal Fair 2013: Powwow fills fairgrounds

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The Tribal Fair featured hundreds of participating dancers.
Southern Ute Royalty members help serve dinner to Tribal Fair attendees at the Sky Ute Fairgrounds on Saturday, Sept. 14.
No one goes hungry at the Tribal Fair. Miss Southern Ute Amber Doughty lends a hand providing a meal for attendees.
Competition was intense among the many drum groups at the powwow.
Dancers both young and old celebrated their heritage in traditional regalia.
Bruce LeClaire, chief professional officer of the Boys & Girls Club of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, dances in a grand entry.
A young dancer keeps up with the best of them during the powwow.
Powwow officials prepare the Southern Ute tribal flag to be carried in a grand entry ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 14.
Various colors and designs complement the dancers' apparel, celebrating their tradition and culture.
The Southern Ute Tribal Fair Powwow opens with a grand entry.
Dancers of all ages make their way through a grand entry on Saturday, Sept. 14.
Dancers stay on pace with the drum beats.
Southern Ute Powwow Committee Chairman Edward B. Box III looks over a vast gathering of dancers.
Spirits were high as the Tribal Fair Powwow packed the Sky Ute Fairgrounds Arena.
Shell dress contestants pose for a photo.
Music echoes throughout the arena as a dancer stays on pace with the traditional songs.
Royalty members wait for the winning announcement.
The Sky Ute Fairgrounds Arena filled with color and motion during the three-day powwow.
Flags are carried through the grand entry.
Ace Stryker | Southern Ute Drum
Ace Stryker | Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Ace Stryker | Southern Ute Drum
Ace Stryker | Southern Ute Drum
Ace Stryker | Southern Ute Drum
Ace Stryker | Southern Ute Drum
Ace Stryker | Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Marquetta Howe
Ace Stryker | Southern Ute Drum
Christopher R. Rizzo | The Southern Ute Drum
Ace Stryker | Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
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The powwow at the 93rd annual Southern Ute Tribal Fair drew thousands of dancers, drummers and spectators from across Indian Country to the Sky Ute Fairgrounds Arena Sept. 13-15. Friday night saw the crowning of the 2013-14 Southern Ute Royalty: Miss Southern Ute Amber Doughty, Jr. Miss Southern Ute Alexandria Roubideaux, Little Miss Southern Ute Ollyvia Howe, Little Miss Southern Ute Alternate Tauri Raines and Southern Ute Brave Nathan Maes.

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