Bear Dance preparations

As work progresses around the corral workers continue to unload the trailers of brush using taller brush for shade and smaller to fill in lower sections as needed.
Crews of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe come together to line the Bear Dance corral with brush, Wednesday, May 25 in preparation of the 2016 Southern Ute Bear Dance.
Southern Ute crews work in preparation for the 2016 Southern Ute Bear Dance, Wednesday, May 25. The crew cut and hauled brush to the Bear Dance grounds; the brush provides shade for the corral and surrounding shade houses.
Modern machinery helps get the job done a little easier, as the Southern Ute crews work together to get the Bear Dance corral ready for the Southern Ute Bear Dance. The crews gather brush to line the corral and provide shade, Wednesday, May 25.
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum

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