Many Moons Ago

10 Years Ago: Veterans representing several tribes, including Southern Ute Veterans Association Commander and former Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council Chairman Howard D. Richards with the Southern Ute flag, participate in a Grand Entry ceremony during the Fourth of July Powwow hosted by the Northern Ute Indian Tribe in Ft. Duchesne, Utah. This photo was first published in the July 12, 2011, issue of The Southern Ute Drum.
20 Years Ago: Fancy shawl dancers Ivory Harris and Amber Doughty are framed by the teepee poles north of the Southern Ute Cultural Center during a Heritage Night performance on July 5. The performances were staged every Thursday evening through August. This photo was published in the July 13, 2001, issue of The Southern Ute Drum.
40 Years Ago: Pictured is construction on Highway 172 north of Ignacio in early July of 1981. Burnett Construction of Durango planned to have the highway completed by October of the same year. The project hoped to eliminate the dangerous road curve or mitigate it enough to prevent future accidents. This photo was published in the July 17, 1981, issue of The Southern Ute Drum.
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Veterans representing several tribes, including Southern Ute Veterans Association Commander and former Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council Chairman Howard D. Richards with the Southern Ute flag, participate in a Grand Entry ceremony during the Fourth of July Powwow hosted by the Northern Ute Indian Tribe in Ft. Duchesne, Utah. 

Fancy shawl dancers Ivory Harris and Amber Doughty are framed by the teepee poles north of the Southern Ute Cultural Center during a Heritage Night performance on July 5. The performances were staged every Thursday evening through August.

Pictured is construction on Highway 172 north of Ignacio in early July of 1981. Burnett Construction of Durango planned to have the highway completed by October of the same year. The project hoped to eliminate the dangerous road curve or mitigate it enough to prevent future accidents. 

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