The White Mesa Utes: Did You Know?

  • The White Mesa are part of the larger Ute Mountain Ute tribe located in Tawaoc, Colorado.
  • Members of the White Mesa Utes acted as guides for the famed Dominguez-Escalante expedition in 1776.
  • The Utes at White Mesa are the only tribe to celebrate the Bear Dance in the fall. All others celebrate in the spring.
  • Over 75% of the White Mesa tribe vote in tribal elections, which is a high percentage for Native American tribes.

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