PHOTOS, VIDEO: Ute Indian performance in Steamboat Springs |

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Ute Indian performance in Steamboat Springs

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Tread of Pioneers Museum in Steamboat Springs hosted the Youth Leadership Coalition of the Ute Indian Tribe in Fort Duchesne, Utah, to share Ute Indian customs, pow wow dances, music and regalia in special performance and historical presentations Thursday at Steamboat Springs High School.

The Ute Indians were the original native inhabitants of the Yampa Valley.

“We are thrilled to host this event for the second year,” said Candice Bannister, executive director of the Tread of Pioneers Museum and event organizer. “The response from the Steamboat Springs and Ute communities was very positive last year, so we were eager to expand the event, with more dancers, a larger venue and four performance times this year.”

The museum strives to tell the story of local heritage through the voices and perspectives of the people who lived it. Through exhibits, events and programs, the Tread of Pioneers Museum creates unique opportunities for local residents and visitors to learn firsthand from the Ute people themselves.

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