Recent Publications: Stoffle Team Publishes on Ute Heritage Tree

The School of Anthropology (Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology) research team headed by Professor Rich Stoffle has a new article in the International Journal of Intangible Heritage. Titled “‘Grandfather Tree’: Ute Horror at the Killing of a Heritage Tree,” the article is about a grandfather tree that was removed/killed without consultation with the culturally associated tribes. It argues for the need to have an ongoing cultural heritage discussions between peoples of different backgrounds. It is co-authored by Alden Naranjo, the senior cultural expert for the Southern Ute tribe; Chris Sittler, the senior BARA student researcher on the National Park Service-funded study involving the Southern Utes; and Kelly Slivka, who was the local newspaper reporter who broke the story. Read the article here.