Ancestors of Aspen’s first inhabitants visited the area over the weekend. A Native American pow wow downtown Saturday included singing, drumming and dancing. Members of the Northern and Southern Ute tribes took part, as well as the Hopi and Pueblo tribes. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen spoke to one of the participants. Moontee Sinquah is a Hopi tribal member from Arizona.
The Native American Indian Pow Wow was held in downtown Aspen on April 5, 2014. It's meant to educate people in Aspen about the Ute people, who lived in and used the area for 800 years. Ute Indian summer camps are located throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. The pow wow is held annually by the Aspen Ute Foundation.