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Native Braids: A woman recounts maintaining contact with her sister who left to live with missionaries

Native Braids - Betty Howe
Trennie Collins, Southern Ute Drum
Betty Howe in 2019

Hear this story and others on the Native Braids website.

As a young girl, Betty Howe looked up to her sister, Emma Jean Howe. Emma left the family at the age of 9 to live with Christian missionaries who took her in and taught her English. As Betty remembers it, her sister Emma was the first Ute Mountain Ute tribal member to graduate from a public school.

In this excerpt of Betty’s interview with Sheila Nanaeto, Betty Howe recounts how her family maintained contact with Emma over the years.

Betty Howe is a member of the Ute Mountain Ute tribe. She lives in Towaoc, Colorado.

Pictured above: Betty Howe in 2019.

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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