Many Moons Ago

Sunshine Smith and Leah Sage cutting the cake in their honor for the present and past queens of the Southern Ute Tribe. This photo first appeared in the September 10, 1982, edition of the Southern Ute Drum.
The Headstart Program will be expanding their classroom space with this new trailer. This photo first appeared in the September 4, 1992, edition of the Southern Ute Drum.
A truck from the Sky Ute Redi-Mix pours another load of concrete that will help form sidewalks and curbs on the streets that surround Veterans Park. The construction has forced closure of portions of Ouray and Mouache Drives to the north and east of the Tribal Annex Building, but drivers can now use Weminuche Drive as it comes off Highway 172 and gain access to the Health Clinic and the Southern Ute Head Start Building. This photo first appeared in the September 6, 2002, edition of the Southern Ute Drum.
Yellow Jacket provided the drum beat for the Native American dancers in the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot in Ignacio on Sept. 1. Southern Ute cultural dancers performed in various dance styles and encouraged participation from spectators during a round dance. This photo first appeared in the September 7, 2012, edition of the Southern Ute Drum.
Southern Ute Drum archive
Cassandra Naranjo | SU Drum archive
Jimmy Newton Jr. | SU Drum archive
Robert L. Ortiz | SU Drum archive