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Carbondale's First Indigenous Peoples' Day Archives

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On Monday, October 14, 2019, Carbondale celebrated its first Indigenous Peoples' Day with a small pow wow in Sopris Park. This is archival audio of the event, lead by historian and former Northern Ute Tribal Chairman Roland McCook.

 

Part One, including introductions, Carbondale drumming and questions and answers with Roland McCook:

Part Two, including Roland's personal story:

pow-wow_second_part.mp3

Part Three, including round dances and the Bear Dance:

pow-wow_final_part.mp3

Part Four, including John Hoffman's recounting of the story of the Meeker Massacre, a catalyst for the displacement of the White River, Uncompahgre and Southern Utes:

story_of_massacre.mp3

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