The loan kit Bear Dance: Window to Ute Culture includes a 25-page document with four sections-- Ute History & Culture, The Bear Dance, Ute Beadwork, and The Hand Game. Each section includes background information, lesson plans, and student activity sheets.
BEAR DANCE LOAN KIT CONTENTS:
Notebook (lesson plans, etc.)
Open or download this document: BearDance.pdf
Ute History and Culture
Ute Bear Dance Tradition
The Archaic Period
The Legend of the Sleeping Ute
The Ute Legacy
Explorations in Southern Ute History
Wolf, Little Deer, and the Ute Bear Dance
Misc. short documents on Ute history
Examples of Bear Dance drawings
- Ute Hand Game
The Night the Grandfathers Danced
Ute Indian Arts & Culture
Audiocassette: Hand Game Songs
Bear Dance rasp and stick (short pipe), mailed separately
Beaded gauntlets (gloves)
Hand Game Drum and Drum Stick
__ Ten scoring sticks
__ Kick stick
__ Four hiding pieces ("bones")
Cardboard bead loom, partially beaded
Ute Educational Resources
Guest Speakers and Craft Demonstrators
Cost to borrow a kit: No cost at this time.
To borrow or reserve a kit: Contact the Anasazi Heritage Center by phone at (970) 882-5600.
Lead time: Call at least two weeks before you plan to use the kit. Kits are currently shipped first-class by the U.S. Postal Service. Many teacher reserve kits several months in advance, so plan ahead.