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Rios Pacheco, a member of Utah’s Northwestern Band of Shoshone, learned the traditional skills of tanning hides, beading, and feather work from his parents and relatives in Northern Utah and later studied Native arts in classes at the Institute for American Indian Art in Santa Fe. For years, he has operated a small trading post in Perry, Utah where he crafts traditional clothing and accessories known as regalia. For the last few years he has been teaching and working with Northern Ute artist Nino Reyos, who is not only an accomplished regalia maker, but also a fine dancer and flute player.

This video was supported through a grant from the Utah Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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The Salt Lake City Arts Council is a division of Salt Lake City Corporation in the Department of Economic Development and also maintains a nonprofit corporation, the Salt Lake City Arts Council Foundation with 501(c)(3) status.

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