By KAYCEE DIXEY
BLACKFOOT — Fort Hall Business Council members made their selections for best of beadwork at the Eastern Idaho State Fair Native American Department September 7.
FHBC members Nathan Small, Lee Juan Tyler, and Ladd Edmo, along with Public Affairs manager Randy’L Teton were in attendance.
Small’s choice was a beaded vest made by Larry Teton that was awarded Outstanding and Supreme Selection Award, winning $40. Tyler’s choice was a cradleboard, with a beaded background, made by Pearl Johnson that was awarded Best in Class Award, winning $20. Ladd Edmo’s choice was beaded side drops made by Valarie Bagley that was awarded Best of Show and Spectator’s Choice Award, winning $20. Randy’L Teton’s choice was a beaded belt made by Sharon Johnson that was awarded the Special Award, also winning $20. Each Tribal Council member signed every award.
Anna Bowers, EISF Native American department superintendent said she worked with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Language and Culture Department for the 2018 special awards and they include: Buckskin jacket, real elk tooth dress, Bannock bread, horse regalia, reservation hats, quill or beaded items with start to finish photos, women’s buckskin dress, men’s beaded outfit, men’s buckskin beaded breech cloth, horse regalia rawhide or beaded saddle bags, Shoshone-Bannock Beaded sole parade men’s moccasins, beadwork with story, and Shoshone-Bannock wool or velvet beaded yoke dress.