History Brown Bag: Bear DanceGo BackStart: 6/27/2013 12:00 PM
End: 6/27/2013 1:00 PM
Location: Greeley History Museum Community Room, 714 8th Street
Dr. Sally McBeth, UNC Professor of Anthropology, will present about the Ute Bear Dance and provides this description:
THE UTE BEAR DANCE
A uniquely Ute spring social dance, the Bear Dance has seen little change in the past 200-plus years. Based on a mythical encounter between a she-bear and a male hunter, the Bear Dance includes music, dance, story-telling, joking, and courting. The Ute say they have been Bear Dancing for millennia—the dance may well be over 1000 years old. Today the Ute live on three reservations, two in the four-corners area of Colorado, and one in north-eastern Utah.
Link: Historic Preservation 2013 Events