In Indian Country, a Crisis of Missing Women. And a New One When They’re Found.
Since , the end of the summer has marked the start of pageant season for members of the Navajo Nation, the largest Native American reservation in the United States, which covers more than 27, miles across Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. She photographed more than a dozen Navajo women of all ages at three pageants last summer, from toddlers competing in baby pageants to female elders who mentor teenagers and young girls. The current season began earlier this month and will last through September. There, among traditional pageant requirements, contestants in their late teens must also butcher a sheep for a panel of elders.
View in National Archives Catalog. The pictures listed in this leaflet portray Native Americans, their homes and activities. All of the pictures described in the list are either photographs or copies of artworks. Any item not identified as an artwork is a photograph.