Prepping for Bear Dance

Southern Ute tribal member, Shawna Steffler stands with her two boys, Devin and Kele, during a visit to the Southern Ute reservation, Friday, May 6; the boys returned home to Austria the following day, where they play professional hockey.
Carol Baker and brother, Robert Baker share a laugh, Friday, May 6. The Baker family gets together each spring to clean, prep, and set up their traditional camp adjacent to the Bear Dance grounds, where the family gathers each spring to participate in the Bear Dance events and around the campfire each evening.
Southern Ute tribal member, Shawna Steffler helps to clear fallen leaves and debris from the families Bear Dance camp, Friday, May 6.
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum

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