Ute Cultural Presentation with Roland McCook - Western National Parks Association

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Ute Cultural Presentation with Roland McCook

July 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free

Historic photo of Roland’s famous 19th century ancestors Chief Ouray and Chipeta in Washington, DC, 1880 (National Archives)

Great Sand Dunes and the San Luis Valley are an integral part of the traditional homeland of the Ute people. On Saturday, July 30 at 10:00 am, Ute Elder Roland McCook will present Ute culture and history at the park amphitheater, while Morgan Dawn Allen helps children make free beaded bracelets. The event is free, but regular park entrance fees are in effect at the entrance station.

Roland McCook was raised in traditional Ute ways on the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation in Utah. Later sent to boarding school, he resisted attempts to strip him of his heritage and identity. Roland is a member of the Uncompahgre Band of the Ute Tribe, and former chair of the Northern Ute Tribe. He has served in a variety of capacities for his tribe, Native American Cultural Programs (NACP), the Smithsonian’s Native American Repatriation Review Committee, and History Colorado.

This special event is sponsored by Western National Parks Association.

Organizer

Kathy Faz
Phone:
719-378-6341

Venue

Great Sand Dunes National Park
11999 State Highway 150
Mosca, CO 81146 United States
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Phone:
719 378-6395
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