Southern Ute Bear Dance

Southern Ute Indian Tribe


Photo Credit: Jeremy Wade Shockley | Southern Ute Drum

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe has a rich cultural tradition and holds several events throughout the year to keep these traditions alive.

Bear Dance

Each Spring we celebrate the Ute Bear Dance. These events are open to the public and we hope you will join us during Memorial Day Weekend.

Sun Dance

In mid-Summer, we participate in the Sun Dance, the most important spiritual ceremony in the Ute community.

Annual Southern Ute Tribal Fair

The second weekend in September we hold the Annual Southern Ute Tribal Fair and Powwow. The public is welcome to join us for dance, drum and fair contests.


Southern Ute Royalty promote a positive image of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe throughout Indian country and in the local community.

Sister Tribes

We maintain a close relationship with our brothers and sisters in the Northern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute tribes.

Great Seal of the Ute Indian Tribe

(Northern) Ute Tribe

The Ute Tribe is located on the Uintah and Ouray reservation in Northeastern Utah approximately 150 miles east of Salt Lake City on US Highway 40. The reservation is located within a three-county area known as the “Uintah Basin”. It is the second largest Indian Reservation in the United States that covers over 4.5 million acres.

Great Seal of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe’s reservation lies in Southwest Colorado, Southeast Utah, and Northern New Mexico. There are two communities on the Ute Reservation; the tribal headquarters in Towaoc, Colorado and the small community at White Mesa, Utah.