The Southern Paiute traditionally lived in the Colorado River basin and Mojave Desert in northern Arizona and southeastern California including Owens Valley, southern Nevada and southern Utah. Terminated as a tribe in 1954 under federal efforts at assimilation, the Southern Paiutes regained federal recognition in 1980. Many of these Paiutes traded with coastal tribes; for example. tribes of the Owens Valley have been proven to trade with the Chumash of the Central Coast, based upon archaeological recovery at Morro Creek. A band of Southern Paiutes at Willow Springs and Navajo Mountain, south of the Grand Canyon, reside inside the Navajo Indian Reservation. These "San Juan Paiutes" were officially recognized as a tribe by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1980. (From Wikipedia)
Taken during Pow Wow at the Paiute Indian Reservation 15 north of Las Vegas.
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adramad (34951) 2011-06-11 9:31
Superb portrait on this beautiful girl with an Indian tribe, your interesting note enhances the image look better.
Ideal embellishments and a lovely color with multiple colors, ideal as you caught that look a bit mysterious deep.
Crisp, good management of light and color that enhances the natural good job.
Have a nice weekend.
Sonata11 (33111) 2011-06-11 9:55
a very spectacular and oustanding portrait of this an indian girl. The colors are an amazing. A lot of details. I like it very much so. The portrait is gorgeous . Perfectly excecuted image.
All the best,
sacimar (25975) 2011-06-11 13:01
interesting image, it's a good portrait of this young woman Indian and good daily life picture, well seen,
wolf38 (30142) 2011-06-11 21:30
Halo Eleu. Young Indian woman in traditional dress. An interesting and very natural looking portrait. Looking directly into the camera and the facial expression make the photo worth seeing. Rgds, Wolfgang.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-06-12 1:01
It is a very natural portrait of this young person. Narrow depth of field make her stands out successfully. I appreciate the fact that they do respect their heritage very much. It is a very successful portrait because you stands face to face with her at a close distance. It is one of many aspects of photography that I would like to learn.
Congratulations, Once again, it is a very naturally captured portrait.
Very best regards,
ikeharel (51533) 2011-06-12 3:08
Almost loughing, but she had the patient to pose for you, lovely girl.
Fine portrait show nice face's .
cornejo (27481) 2011-06-12 10:10
Eleu cordials greetings. A picture very good of this girl so beautiful maiden, technically very well. A good work, congratulation. Have a good afternoon of sunday, thanks for sharing.
samson (1355) 2011-06-13 1:51
Alright. You not only capture fighter jets but also pretty girls. Don't stop
jaywalker (16095) 2011-06-15 13:06
Hi Eleu, A lovely portrait of this young girl, although the shot is slightly over exposed you have managed the shallow DOF very nicely, there is some nice colour & thats a great outfit, kind regards Wilson.
fritzi007 (2441) 2012-05-04 16:08
pretty girl with pretty jewelry!