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History Brown Bag: Bear DanceGo Back

Start: 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:
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