Native American dancers perform in Aspen |

Native American dancers perform in Aspen

ASPEN – Native American dancers will appear Saturday at the Molly Gibson Lodge as part of an event in collaboration with the Aspen Historical Society.

The dancers will perform a pow wow-style dance with traditional drumming at 6 p.m. at the Molly Gibson Lodge. Lisa Hancock, curator for the Aspen Historical Society, will give a presentation on the history of the Ute Indians in the Roaring Fork Valley following the dance.

The performance and presentation are free to attend.

Saturday’s dance is part of an series ongoing throughout the winter offered by the historical society and the Molly Gibson that focuses on Aspen’s history.

Hotel Aspen, sister property of the Molly Gibson Lodge, will host several of the dancers while they are in Aspen performing. Moontee Sinquah, one of the performers staying at Hotel Aspen and performing at the Molly Gibson, is a world champion Hopi hoop dancer.

The dancers will perform in downtown Aspen on Saturday, while the performance at the Molly Gibson will include a question-and-answer session with the Aspen Historical Society.

The Aspen Ute Foundation, the city of Aspen and the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies are co-sponsors in bringing the dancers to Aspen.

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