Ute Mountain Ute honor the bear with dance

State Representatives attending the quarterly Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs meeting in Towaoc, Colo. took a break from work to Bear Dance on Friday, June 3.
Dancers of all ages and ethnicities danced during the first day of the Ute Mountain Ute Bear Dance.
State representatives line up in the Ute Mountain Ute Bear Dance corral.
Ute Mountain Ute Council members welcome all visitors to their 127th Annual Bear Dance.
Southern Ute Chairman Clement Frost welcomed and thanked for participating in the prior Southern Ute Bear Dance.
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum

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