Bear Dance

All ages took part in an intertribal dance Saturday evening during the 125th Annual Ute Mountain Ute Bear Dance celebration Saturday night. See a slide show at CortezJournal.com. Enlargephoto

Mary Shinn/The Cortez Journal

All ages took part in an intertribal dance Saturday evening during the 125th Annual Ute Mountain Ute Bear Dance celebration Saturday night. See a slide show at CortezJournal.com.

Bear Dance Chief Terry Knight leads a processional before the dance competition Saturday evening during the 125th Annual Ute Mountain Ute Bear Dance Celebrations. Enlargephoto

Mary Shinn/The Cortez Journal

Bear Dance Chief Terry Knight leads a processional before the dance competition Saturday evening during the 125th Annual Ute Mountain Ute Bear Dance Celebrations.

Little Miss Ute Mountain was one of the many members Ute Mountain Ute royalty in the parade. The royalty was named at a pageant last week. Enlargephoto

Mary Shinn/The Cortez Journal

Little Miss Ute Mountain was one of the many members Ute Mountain Ute royalty in the parade. The royalty was named at a pageant last week.

Young boys walk in as part of the processional before the dance competition Saturday night. Enlargephoto

Mary Shinn/The Cortez Journal

Young boys walk in as part of the processional before the dance competition Saturday night.

Male dancers walk in as part of processional before the dance competition Saturday evening. Enlargephoto

Mary Shinn/The Cortez Journal

Male dancers walk in as part of processional before the dance competition Saturday evening.

Dancers in the young child division line up after their dance in front of the announcer. Enlargephoto

Mary Shinn/The Cortez Journal

Dancers in the young child division line up after their dance in front of the announcer.

Miss Cadleboard Queen Natalie Lavender hands a flower to a member of the crowd at the 125th Annual Ute Mountain Ute Bear Dance parade Saturday morning. Lavender was accompanied by Mylyle Ethelbal and Verlita Lavender, members of the White Mountain Apache Tribe from White River, Ariz. Enlargephoto

Mary Shinn/The Cortez Journal

Miss Cadleboard Queen Natalie Lavender hands a flower to a member of the crowd at the 125th Annual Ute Mountain Ute Bear Dance parade Saturday morning. Lavender was accompanied by Mylyle Ethelbal and Verlita Lavender, members of the White Mountain Apache Tribe from White River, Ariz.

Mary Shinn/The Cortez JournalSun lights up traditional dress at the 125th Annual Ute Mountain Ute Bear Dance, which was held Friday through Monday. Enlargephoto

Mary Shinn/The Cortez JournalSun lights up traditional dress at the 125th Annual Ute Mountain Ute Bear Dance, which was held Friday through Monday.