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“One night they heard somebody by the door…”

Kathryn Jacket interviewed by Jeralyne Arnold
Kathryn Jacket interviewed by Jeralyne Arnold

Most Ute kids grow up hearing legend stories. Kathryn Jacket remembers the stories her grandmother used to tell her at night before bedtime. “It was like a storybook, and I would fall asleep halfway through and the next night we would pick up again,” she tells her granddaughter.

Now Kathryn Jacket is a grandmother herself. When she sat down for an interview with her granddaughter, Jeralyne Arnold, Jeralyne asked to hear a favorite legend story.

Kathryn Jacket tells one of the many stories of bigfoot, a creature known to the Ute people as Siaatch.

Pictured above: Kathryn Jacket, at a youth camp in Towaoc, Colorado. Summer, 2021.