Tue Jul 2nd, 2019
The Southern Ute Culture Preservation Department had two Culture Camps this year. The first camp was held June 10 – 12 for ages six to ten years. The time spent with the kids included crafts, a visit to the Southern Ute Buffalo Farm and the Pagosa Hot Springs. Education Coordinator, Hanley Frost shared what the horse meant to the Utes. NAGPRA Apprentice, Garrett Briggs shared the history of the Pagosa Hot Springs and taught the kids how to say water in Ute, “Pah.” The Southern Ute Wildlife Department talked about the different parts of the buffalo; they shared, that at birth the color of a calf is orange, this is a camouflage to other animals and when they get older they turn brown. The kids got to see the herd of buffalo at the farm.