By DANA HERNANDEZ
FORT HALL — Stormie Perdash was crowned Miss Shoshone-Bannock August 9 after a weeklong competition.
Ontaria Ariwite received first attendant, and Dystnee Rope was named second attendant. Stormie received a trophy, shawl, banner, luggage, pop socket for her cell phone, flowers, and the beaded crown and banner. (cont.)
FORT HALL — Coordinator Wendy Farmer said overall the Shoshone-Bannock Indian Festival went well.
The Powwow committee's goal was to end by 6 p.m. as a courtesy to travelers. “The Committee was fortunate that the tabulators were quick, we were able to notify head staff of any tie’s quickly — the lead dancer tabulator was Robert Mann and drum tabulator was Taylor Thomas.”
Farmer said there were about 500 registered dancers not counting the non-competition dancers and tiny tots. “It was a lot of fun.” She added the largest group of dancers was the Juniors (7-12) followed by Junior Adults (18-35). (cont.)
By LORI ANN EDMO
FORT HALL — Coby Johnson scored an 85.5 in round two of Wiley Petersen’s Fort Hall Bull Riding Mayhem August 8 to win the event.
He bucked off his first bull in round one, received a re-ride in round two that proved successful as he won $3,000, a pair of Ariat boots and a belt buckle. Taking second was Wesley Pablo who had an 80.5 in round two winning $2,250. Third was Miles Johnson wit a 74.5 in round one earning $1,500. Fourth place went to Garrett Remington who scored a 73 in round one winning $750. Bruin Bradshaw and Wynn Wells also covered bulls in the event. Bradshaw had a 70.5 in round one and Wells a 70 score also in round one. (cont.)
By DANA HERNANDEZ
FORT HALL — The 2019-2020 Jr. Royalty competitions were at noon on Friday, August 9 during the 56th Annual Shoshone-Bannock Indian Festival.
There were four categories: TziTzi Princess, Future Princess, Little Princess, and Festival Princess. (cont.)
FORT HALL — Following are the results from the Shoshone-Bannock Festival Pow wow.
Drum Contest: First-Southern Style, Red Mesa, Utah; Second-Black Otter, Alberta Canada; Third-Indian Hills, Barstow, California; Fourth-Buc Wild, Chinle, Arizona; Fifth-Sharp Shooter, Turtle Island; Consolation-Wakiyan Luta, Pine Ridge, South Dakota; Trail Mix, Small Boy Camp, Alberta, Canada; Indian Nations, Yakama, Status Washington; The Horses, Window Rock, Arizona; Thunder Horse, Idaho Falls; Bad Ol’Rock, Towaoc, Colorado; The Crew, Mixed. (cont.)