Southern Ute Tribal Fair: Powwow

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2018-2019 Southern Ute Brave, Levi Lopez shakes hands with the veterans who carry in the flags before Grand Entry.
Dominick Goodtracks and Tom Alires dance together at the second gourd dance of the weekend.
Kaylyn LeClaire dances into grand entry with her son Aidan LeClaire-WhiteThunder.
2017-2018 outgoing Southern Ute Royalty are presented Pendleton blankets and walk out to an honor song.
Southern Ute Chairman Christine Sage crowns the new 2018-2019 Jr. Miss Southern Ute, Autumn Sage
The Southern Ute Veterans Association carry in the flags during the second grand entry.
New 2018-2019 Jr. Miss Southern Ute, Autumn Sage smiles for the camera.
Young powwow dancers fill the arena to compete for cash prizes.
Joseph Howell stands with members of the Southern Ute Veterans Association: Howard Richards Sr., Rudley Weaver, Bruce LeClaire and Gordon Hammond.
Cassandra Atencio carries her eagle fan while dancing into the Grand Entry.
Head Gourd Dancer Michael Burgess smiles for the camera.
During the second Grand Entry, a chicken dancer catches the camera as he adjusts his regalia.
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
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Kicking off the 98th Annual Southern Ute Tribal Fair was the contest powwow. Rustling regalia, frying food and laughter could be heard everywhere as drum groups, spectators and powwow contenders filled the Sky Ute Fairgrounds arena for the three-day event, Friday, Sept. 7 — Sunday, Sept. 8. The Southern Ute Royalty welcomed the new 2018-2019 cohort: Miss Southern Ute Jazmine Carmenoros, Jr. Miss Southern Ute Autumn Sage, Little Miss Southern Ute Patience Watts Gaines and Southern Ute Brave Levi Lopez during Friday night’s coronation ceremony.

 

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