11 Adorable Children Wearing Award-Winning Native American Clothing

ICTMN Staff
8/16/13

The Native American Clothing Contest (NACC) is always one of the highlights of Santa Fe Indian Market. Occuring on the Sunday of the weekend (August 18 in 2013), it's a pageant of finery and style that is unrivaled in Indian country. According to Indian Market's organizers, the NACC is the most-photographed event of the weekend. Models of all ages strut their stuff bedecked in feathers, fringes, beads and turquoise -- and no one is ever surprised when the youngsters steal the show. In 2012, the celebrity judges included Twilight actor Chaske Spencer and Indian Market's best-of-show champ Jamie Okuma; the previous year, designer Tom Ford cast a watchful eye. Here are some pictures of photogenic little ones from the 2012 NACC.

Native American Clothing Contest. Best of Show winner. Photo ©2012 SWAIA/Max Mcdonald

Jeri Ah-Be-Hill comforts a nervous participant. Native American Clothing Contest. He won first place! Photo ©2012 SWAIA/Max Mcdonald

2011 Best of Show winner Persephone Maybee at the 2012 contest. Photo ©2012 SWAIA/Max Mcdonald

Best of Show Women's Winner. ©2012 SWAIA/Max Mcdonald

Best of Show Men's. Photo ©2012 SWAIA/Max Mcdonald

©2012 SWAIA/Max Mcdonald

Best of Show Native American Clothing Contest. Photo ©2012 SWAIA/Chris Corrie

Photo ©2012 SWAIA/Chris Corrie

Photo ©2012 SWAIA/Chris Corrie

Best of Show NACC. Photo ©2012 SWAIA/Chris Corrie

Photo ©2012 SWAIA/Chris Corrie

Native American Clothing Contest. Photo ©2012 SWAIA/Tailinh Agoyo

Naomi Bebo and Persephone Maybee at Native American Clothing Contest. Photo ©2012 SWAIA/Tailinh Agoyo

NACC. Photo ©2012 SWAIA/Tailinh Agoyo

Persephone Maybee, NACC. Photo ©2012 SWAIA/Tailinh Agoyo

NACC. ©2012 SWAIA/Tailinh Agoyo

Tied for Best of Show. Winners! NACC. Photo ©2012 SWAIA/Tailinh Agoyo

2012 Best of Show winner, artist Jamie Okuma and Chaske Spencer judging at NACC. Photo ©2012 SWAIA/Tailinh Agoyo

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It does my heart good to see Native kids learning about their heritage! Little by little the damage done by the boarding schools is being undone!
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