Sharing the Bear Dance

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Southern Ute Bear Dance Chief, Matthew Box introduces Nathan Strong Elk as the Bear Dance Catman to students at Bayfield High School on Friday, May 6, explaining the importance of the role played by the Catman, and the protocol for visitors attending the Bear Dance.
Bear Dance singers sit for a formal portrait ahead of the cultural presentation in the Bayfield High School Performing Arts Center, Friday, May 6.
The Bayfield High School hosted a group of Southern Ute Bear Dancers from Ignacio on Friday, May 6, to share aspects of the cultural celebration, and inform the students on basic Bear Dance etiquette, while also encouraging their participation in the upcoming spring celebration.
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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