Many Moons Ago

20 Years Ago: On March 26, 2002, Tim Ryder led a drum making workshop for Ignacio youth at the Southern Ute Cultural Center. It was part of a week-long series of activities entitled “Beads, Looms and Feathers.” Pictured is Tim Ryder and Victor (Bear) Frost explaining to participants how to make mini drums. This photo was published in the April 5, 1982, issue of The Southern Ute Drum.
10 Years Ago: Dignitaries from the Colorado state government and the Ute tribes gathered on Thursday, March 22 in the halls of the state Capitol for a historic flag ceremony. The state is keeping the flags of the Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute tribes on display outside Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia’s office in recognition of their sovereign governments. Gov. John Hickenlooper took a few moments following the ceremony to greet members of Southern Ute Royalty and the Tribal Council. This photo was first published in the April 6, 2012, issue of The Southern Ute Drum.
30 Years Ago: The Southern Ute Housing Authority helped sponsor this group of athletes in the All West Native American Basketball Classic held in Denver, Colo. (Back Row, L to R) Coach Frost, Amy Barry, Sarah Hudson, Alberta Bison, Francis Bison, Delilah Wilson, Housing Director Jim Arnot. (Front Row, L to R) Alfreda Armstrong, Jenny Silva, Fidelia Silva, Erica Howe, and Marie Joy. This photo was published in the April 4, 1992, issue of The Southern Ute Drum.
40 Years Ago: Annette Frost, Sunshine Smith and John Fleckner, director of the Regional Records System in Madison Wis., held a meeting with tribal elders to discuss helping tribes set up their own archives. This photo was published in the April 9, 1982, issue of The Southern Ute Drum.
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