Many Moons Ago

10 Years Ago: Members of the Southern Ute Education Department’s Girls in Action program visit with Chairman Pearl E. Casias in the Chief Ignacio Room of the Leonard C. Burch Tribal Administration Building during a lunch meeting in which the girls asked questions and Casias shared stories from her childhood. Pictured (left to right) are Destinee Agulair, Chasity Bean, Samara Peabody, Casias, Serena Fournier, Alyssiana Baker and Reyna Garcia. This photo was first published in the Oct. 7, 2011, issue of The Southern Ute Drum.
20 Years Ago: Elementary students at the Southern Ute Indian Academy pay attention to John Oberly as he instructs them in the art of traditional drumming and singing on Friday, Sept. 8, 2001. The drum class was held in the Academy’s cafeteria and is a special part of the education offered at the Southern Ute Tribe’s private school. This photo was published in the Oct. 5, 2001, issue of The Southern Ute Drum.
30 Years Ago: Norman Lansing inspects the chipped mural in the Head Start Gym. Lansing was commissioned to restore the mural in the coming weeks. The original mural was pained by Sam Ray and was never retouched. This photo was published in the Oct. 7, 1991, issue of The Southern Ute Drum.
40 Years Ago: Former Chiefs and Council Chairmen of the Southern Ute Tribe surrounded a contemporary painting by Jim Box Sr. which comprised a mural in the Tribal Administration offices. The Southern Ute Drum hosted a contest to see which Junior High student could identify all the men in the mural. This photo was published in the Oct. 9, 1981, issue of The Southern Ute Drum.
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