Fri Jul 16th, 2021
Tags: Amber Doughty, Burnett Construction of Durango, Fourth of July Powwow, Ft. Duchesne, Grand Entry ceremony, Heritage Night, Highway 172, Ivory Harris, Northern Ute Indian Tribe, Southern Ute Cultural Center, Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council Chairman Howard D. Richards, Southern Ute Veterans Association Commander, veterans
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.