Seasons of the Nuche: Transitions of the Ute People is a provocative new exhibit which explores the past and present of Native Americans in the American West.
Long before silver prospectors arrived in Aspen, the Ute people—or Nuche—called eastern Utah and western Colorado home. Since European contact, their culture has dealt with loss of territory, loss of language, loss of culture and forced assimilation. This exhibit takes visitors on a journey that acknowledges this displacement, and embraces their position in modern America today.
Integral to Ute culture is the circular nature of the four seasons. Visitors will discover how spring, summer, fall and winter are tied to the Ute existence, and how these traditions have persevered. Other highlights include traditional Bear Dance video and Ute artifacts, as well as striking present-day photographs.