Taking a trip back in time

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Elise Redd, cultural preservation director, hangs up a display of historic Ute photos.
Effie Monte admires the display of historic Ute photos at the Southern Ute Culture Center & Museum.
Southern Ute tribal elder, Evalyn Russell looks through a pile of historic Ute photos, pointing out the descendants of tribal members.
Evalyn Russell finds a photo of her grandmother, Susan Williams.
Sherry Monte Salazar poses with her colorful Bird Star Quilt that took her months of hard work.
Southern Ute tribal elder, Effie Monte, poses proudly beside her handcrafted quilt.
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
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Historical Ute photos were put on display at the Southern Ute Culture Center & Museum in light of the Bear Dance celebration. Additionally, Tribal elders showcased their handcrafted quilts that displays Ute heritage. The event took place on Saturday, May 23. The historic Ute photos pre-date back to the late 1800’s and featured many descendants of today’s elders.

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