Beautiful Native American women from all over the country represented their tribes at the second annual Miss Native American USA pageant at the Tempe Center for the Arts on Saturday, August 3, 2013. Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Sarah Ortegon (center) took the title of Miss Native American USA 2013-2014, with Mekah Abbey (left) and Shelby Williams (right) taking second and third place respectively.
|Sarah Ortegon of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho from Denver
|18-year-old Mekah Abbey of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas, from Phoenix.
|20-year-old Shelby Williams of the Walker River Paiute, Western Shoshone, and Navajo Tribes
from Elko, Nevada.
Photos by Melissa Fossum
Phoenix New Times, 8/3/2013