Native Americans used oral storytelling and songs to pass on their history and culture. After the arrival of Europeans the stories began to disappear.
Dr. James Jefferson, a Southern Ute Elder speaks the Ute language and knows the songs and stories of his people and is helping to teach the younger generations. He believes that through film and interviews, the Ute stories, songs and culture can be saved for future generations.
Dr. Jefferson has specifically been studying Ute Prayer Trees and Rock Art, which are sacred to Native Americans. Some trees point to water, shelter and stream crossings. Come hear Dr. Jefferson tell about his research and findings in New Mexico and Colorado.
Salida del Sol Chapter,
Old Spanish Trail Association
UTE PRAYER TREES AND ROCK ART
WHO: SdS Chapter members & guests - meeting
WHAT: Chapter business; speaker will be Dr. James Jefferson – Ute Prayer Trees and Rock Art
WHEN: Saturday, February 21, 2015, 1:00-3:30 PM
WHERE: Oliver La Farge Branch, Santa Fe Public Library, 1730 Llano St.