Hozhoni Days: ‘Days of Beauty’

Marge Borst
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The Hozhoni Days Powwow returned to Fort Lewis College with a great turnaround.
Southern Ute Tribal member, Marge Borst dances with pride during the powwow.
Little Miss Southern Ute, Tauri Raines, gives a smile during the Hozhoni Days Powwow at the Fort Lewis College Stadium on Saturday, April 18.
A young Powwow dancer takes notice of the supportive crowd.
The Hozhoni Days Powwow featured a number of Traditional dancers from across the U.S.
Various colors of traditional regalia gleamed in the Fort Lewis College auditorium.
Royalty members from Ute Mountain Ute and the Southern Ute were present to support their Tribe.
Southern Ute tribal members Linda Baker and Sage Rohde enjoy their time at the Hozhoni Days Powwow Saturday, April 18.
Drum performers give off an energetic performance as part of the Hizhoni Days Powwow at Fort Lewis College.
Fancy dancers keep up with the fast drum beats.
A grass dancer marches during the Grand Entry ceremony.
The Hozhoni Days powwow is one of Fort Lewis College's most popular events held annually.
Dancers of all ages were in attendance.
Contests were held, including jingle dress, fancy dance, and women's shawl.
A young dancer shines in his traditional regalia.
Yellow Jacket performs and energetic drum beat.
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | 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
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
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
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The Hozhoni Days powwow is one of the most popular and longest-running event hosted at Fort Lewis College in Durango. The powwow was held on Saturday, April 18 and displayed a plethora of tribal dancers. Southern Ute Royalty and Ute Mountain Ute Royalty were among the many attendees who came to show their heritage. Special dance contests were held and guests were treated with the engaging music of various tribal drum groups, including Yellow Jacket. 

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