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Native Braids: A Southern Ute man recalls one mind-opening conversation he had with his grandfather

Eddie Box Sr and grandsons
Photo courtesy of the Southern Ute Drum
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Eddie Box with two grandsons, Matthew Box (left) and Edward Box III (right), in 1986.

Hear this story and others on the Native Braids website.

As a young man, Matthew received guidance and wisdom while spending time with his grandfather, Eddie Box senior. Eddie Box senior, also known as Red Ute, was a spiritual leader for the Southern Ute Tribe, and he led Sun Dance and Bear Dance ceremonies for many years.

In this excerpt, Matthew Box recalls one mind-opening conversation he had with his grandfather.

Matthew Box is Bear Dance Chief of the Southern Ute Tribe. He lives in Ignacio, Colorado.

Pictured above: Eddie Box with two grandsons, Matthew Box (left) and Edward Box III (right), in 1986.

When to listen on KSUT:
Native Braids episodes can be heard on both Tribal Radio and Four Corners Public Radio at approximately the following times (actual time may vary slightly due to story length):

- Mondays and Wednesdays: at approx 7:50 AM during Morning Edition
- Tuesdays and Thursdays: at approx 5:50 PM during All Things Considered

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