30 Years Ago: The NAYO Powwow took place on May 5, 1996. Gourd Dancers Rob GoodTracks, Gerald Howe and Daniel Weaver can be seen here in this photo. The Head Start gym was filled with over 100 dancers and spectators for the powwow.
This photo was published in the May 11, 1990, issue of The Southern Ute Drum.
10 Years Ago: Samantha Maez enters the arena during Saturday night’s Grand Entry at the Gathering of Nations on April 24. Maez was the current reigning Miss Southern Ute. Held in Albuquerque, N.M., the 27th annual Gathering of Nations took place under open skies for the first time in history in the University of New Mexico’s University Stadium. The powwow will return to the school’s University Arena, nicknamed “The Pit,” next spring following renovations.
This photo was first published in the May 5, 2010, issue of The Southern Ute Drum.
20 Years Ago: During construction, Southern Ute Indian Academy talk interested tribal member families a great deal. Buildings that would eventually house the Southern Ute Indian Academy begin to take shape from this view taken from the east side of the academy site.
This photo was published in the May 5, 2000, issue of The Southern Ute Drum.
40 Years Ago: Manuel Harry, Ignacio high school rodeo team member, is pictured here riding a bull at the Montrose High School rodeo.
This photo was published in the May 9, 1980, issue of The Southern Ute Drum.