Chairman's Award and Superintendent's Award split winning entry: a shell dress
owned by Ardith Peyope.
By ROSELYNN YAZZIE
BLACKFOOT — There are over 370 items submitted at this year’s Eastern Idaho State Fair Native American Department exhibit.
This year there were 16 new exhibitors, who get recognized with a special ribbon. There were a total 56 tribal member exhibitors and eight non-members.
The judge this year was Eva Broncho. Anna Bowers, EISF Native American Department Superintendent, said she was very knowledgeable in judging and she learned a lot from her.
Winner of the Superintendent’s Award was split between a shell dress submitted by Ardith Peyope and rabbit fur robe submitted by Daisy Dixey and Yvette Towersap. Bowers said both the pieces were special because they were significant to the people.
Superintendent's Award split winner: a rabbit robe submitted by Daisy Dixey
and Yvette Towersap.
Peyope’s dress also was the winner of Best in Class and the Chairman’s Award, which also came with an added $100 prize.
Winner of the beadwork with story was Bobette Haskett for a beaded barrette she made representing her ancestors and the color of scarves they may have worn.
Winner of the children’s woven basket went to Burlee Broncho for his fish basket. Susan Avila also won for her basket entry.
Lori Ann Edmo won the adult’s woven basket entry. Judge Eva Broncho said her basket was very old and significant to our tribe and is a teaching that needs to be brought back.
Winner of the Bannock Bread contest was Gerald Trujillo, who also got a first time ribbon.
Winner of the medallion cut bead necklace belongs to Angie Buckskin; she also received $100 and Best of Show.
Lori Ann Edmo won for her moccasin high tops and received a Best of Show.
Items on display at the Native American Department exhibit at the Eastern Idaho State Fair.
Angie Buckskin won for her quillwork earrings and received a first place ribbon and Best of Show. She also won the wrapped beadwork for her lanyard.
Bowers said the exhibit is a great way for tribal artists to get their work displayed before a broader audience and to get the opportunity to possibly take orders. Consignment items are also up for sale by exhibitors.