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THIS PAGE IS A DEDICATION AND...

 

A SPECIAL TRIBUTE,       TO HONOR,

ALL THOSE who serve as our PRINCESS.

A SPECIAL NOTE:

The photographic and personal records are missing from approximately 2006 back to the original Princesses, SOPVA.COM is requesting that if we were honored to have you serve as one of our yearly Princess, please contact us to submit your name as you wish listed along with photographs and a brief Biography, as can be seen some others have already done. We want all of our Princesses represented here, we are proud of you and how you have helped to serve the Southern Paiute Veterans Association!

The TWENTIETH and CURRENT Southern Paiute Veterans Princess


Echomarie Hummingbird Jake
2016-2017

  

    

      

        



Echomarie Hummingbird Jake is 9 years old and is the daughter of Connie Yetta Jake. She is the granddaughter of Bryant Jake and the late IdaMae Charles Guzman and is the great-granddaughter of the late Clifford Jake and Yetta Rice Jake.

Echomarie is in the fourth grade at East Elementary in Cedar City, Utah. She is half Mexican and half Native American and is enrolled in the Indian Peaks Band of Paiutes in Utah.

Echomarie has a lot of heart when it comes to helping people and a lot of love for animals, especially dogs.

She has many interests. She loves hunting, fishing and beading with her mom. Echo also love the sport of kickboxing and she has been doing an awesome job with her trainer, Jim. She also likes riding her scooter and loves hanging out with her cousin brothers and cousins siters, but most of all Echo has a lot of lover for her family.

We thank Echo and her family for taking on the responsibility of representing the Southern Paiute Veterans Association for 2016-2017.

The EIGHTEENTH ~ NINETEENTH Southern Paiute Veterans Princess


Shaye Featherhat
2013-2016

        

      

        



Shaye Featherhat is 13 years old and a member of the Moapa Band of Paiutes. Shaye is the daughter of Melissa Mayo and Shawn Featherhat.

Shaye's Maternal grandparents are the Late Sharlene WiseSpirit-Frank of the Moapa Band of Paiutes and the Late Warren Mayo Jr., also known as "Chung-Y" of theKaibab Band of Paiutes. Chung-Y was also a Veteran who served in the Vietnam War. Her Paternal grandparents are Sharon Davis and Otis Featherhat of the Navajo Nation.

Shaye is an eith grader at W. Mack Lyon Middle School in Overton, NV. Her favoite subjects are scence and drama. She also plays the clarinet. She is also a member of the "419 grouup" on the Moapa Indian Reservation which promotes Drug and Alchohol abstinance.

Her hobbies and interest are duct taping, crocheting, beading, going to pow wows, playing basketball, watching YouTube tutorials on hair and make-up and most of all, spending time with her two nieces, Gemma and Enve.

Shayes's goals after high school are attending beauty school and become a nurse.

The SEVENTEETH Southern Paiute Veterans Princess


DELAYNA KIRSTEN ENAS
2012-2013

      

      

        



Delayna Kirsten Enas is 16 years old and a member of the Kaibab Band of Paiutes. She resides in Eagle Mountain Village on the Kaibab Paiute Indian Reservation in Kaibab, AZ. Delayna is the daughter of Tara Spute and the late Derrick Enas. Her maternal grandparents are Ronnie Spute of the Moapa Band of Paiutes, who was a member of the 101st Airborne Division of the US Army and served in Vietnam, and the late Linda Jake of the Kaibab Band of Paiutes. Her paternal grandparents are Eldred Enas and Kathy Moore of the Colorado River Indian Tribes. Delayna is a sophmore at El Capitan High School and she is a member of the volleyball and basketball teams. Hobbies and interests for Delayna include; basketball, volleyball, making new friends and hanging out with current friends, spending time with family, riding horses, powwow dancing, going to powwows, listening to music and texting! Her favorite powwows this past year have been the Sho-Ban Festival in Fort Hall, ID and the Southern Paiute Veterans Powwow. Delayna's future goal is to attend college.

The SIXTEENTH Southern Paiute Veterans Princess


DELAYNA KIRSTEN ENAS
2011-2012

      

      

        



Delayna Kirsten Enas is 15 years old and a member of the Kaibab Band of Paiutes. She resides in Eagle Mountain Village on the Kaibab Paiute Indian Reservation in Kaibab, AZ. Delayna is the daughter of Tara Spute and the late Derrick Enas. Her maternal grandparents are Ronnie Spute of the Moapa Band of Paiutes, who was a member of the 101st Airborne Division of the US Army and served in Vietnam, and the late Linda Jake of the Kaibab Band of Paiutes. Her paternal grandparents are Eldred Enas and Kathy Moore of the Colorado River Indian Tribes. Delayna is a sophmore at El Capitan High School and she is a member of the volleyball and basketball teams. Hobbies and interests for Delayna include; basketball, volleyball, making new friends and hanging out with current friends, spending time with family, riding horses, powwow dancing, going to powwows, listening to music and texting! Her favorite powwows this past year have been the Sho-Ban Festival in Fort Hall, ID and the Southern Paiute Veterans Powwow. Delayna's future goal is to attend college.

The FIFTEENTH Southern Paiute Veterans Princess


ALEXIS ADRIANNA ORTEGA
2010-2011



  

    

    



Alexis Adrianna Ortega, proudly represented the Southern Paiute Veterans Association for 2010-2011. She is a proud member of the Shivwits Band of Paiutes. Alexis is the daughter of Constance "Tessie Domingo" and Marcial Salazar and the grandaughter of the Late Eldene Snow (Shivwits) and the Late Harmon Riley Domingo (Moapa). She is the Great-Granddaughter of Mary Bushhead and Stewart Snow. Alexis' Great Uncle Crawford Snow served 2 terms and gave his life during the Vietnam war.

Alexis comes from a family who highly respects and honors all war veterans and every year since she was 7 she has participated in events on Veterans day to honor her uncle and to honor the men who gave their lives because she believes because of them she has the opportunity to dream and has the opportunity to make a difference in this world because of their sacrifice.

When she was eight years old she decided that one day she wanted to represent the veterans in this way. In 2010 that dream of hers became a reality. She had the opportunity to travel to numerous powwows and events in the U.S. and Canada where she had the opportunity to share all that the veterans have taught her.

Alexis is honored and grateful that she was able to get to know the veterans and was grateful that they were kind and treated her with respect. The Southern Paiute Veterans have been an inspiration to her and have taught her to always hold yourself with dignity and self-respect.

Alexis is currently attending the University of California, Santa Cruz and is studying Clinical Psychology and she hopes to one day bring knowledge back to her people and she hopes to become an example to the children & teens in her life and show that it's possible to have dreams and it's possible to believe in yourself.

Alexis would like to thank all of those who stood beside her during this year, her family, friends, powwow family,all her friendly acquaintances and the Veterans.

The FOURTEENTH Southern Paiute Veterans Princess


SIERRA REEL
2009-2010

      

      



Sierra Reel, age 9, of Moapa Indian River Reservation is a 4th grader, at Ute V. Parkins Elelmentary, Moapa, Nevada. Daughter of Tanisha Tom and Robert Reel (Reno, Nevada). Granddaughter of Debra Love, and the Late Ivan Tom, both of Maoap Paiute Indian River Reservation.
The First Princess to SERVE TWO YEARS, CONSECUTIVE, CONGRATULATIONS SIERRA!

The THIRTEENTH Southern Paiute Veterans Princess


SIERRA REEL
2008-2009

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Sierra Reel, age 8, of Moapa Indian River Reservation is a 3rd grader, at Ute V. Parkins Elelmentary, Moapa, Nevada. Daughter of Tanisha Tom and Robert Reel (Reno, Nevada). Granddaughter of Debra Love, and the Late Ivan Tom, both of Maoap Paiute Indian River Reservation. CONGRATULATIONS!

The TWELTH Southern Paiute Veterans Princess


SHERIDAN SILVERSMITH
2007-2008



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The ELEVENTH Southern Paiute Veterans Princess


LAUREL GARCIA
2006-2007

      

      



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The TENTH Southern Paiute Veterans Princess


MARCIA BUSHEAD
2005-2006

      

      



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The NINTH Southern Paiute Veterans Princess


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2004-2005

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The EIGHTH Southern Paiute Veterans Princess


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2003-2004

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The SEVENTH Southern Paiute Veterans Princess


MARIAH ASHLEY MIKE
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2002-2003

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"My name is Mariah Ashley Mike, and I am the Granddaughter of the late Carl "Snake" Hovietz, who served in the United States Marine Corp, a Veteran of the Vietnam War and a Purple Heart recipient, and Diana Hovietz and Late Delores Mike Villagrana and Larry Pete. I am the Daughter of Kevin Mike and Nicole Hovietz, and the Big Sister of Talon and Raiden Mike.
I am currently a Senior at Canyon Springs Leadership and Law Preparatory Academy where I am a Leadeship Major. I am involved in the Barack Obama Campaign for Change and have donated by time to voter registration, canvassing, and voter outreach. VOTE FOR OBAMA!=D. My hobbies are reading, playing volleyball and soccer at my high school, going to the movies, and MySpace blogging!
My freshman year of college I hope to attend Ft. Lewis College to complete pre-requisite courses and Native American Studies. After, I hope to transfer to the University of Colorado at Boulder to continue studying Native American Studies and enroll in the Indian Law Clinic. I hope to come back to my people and share all the knowledge I can to ensure our Prosperity and Sovereignty.
I am very proud to have represented the Southern Paiute Veterans and of having the benefit of accompanying them to various pow wows. I would also like to thank my Aunt Melba Anderson who made and donated the current Princess Crown on my behalf to the Southern Paiute Veterans Association. I have been greatly supported by my family and hope to continue to do my best to make them proud of me in every way.
Thank you for the honor in serving as a former Southern Paiute Veterans Princess."
Mariah Ashley Mike(This submission was written at the time of Mariah's Reign as Princess, 2002.)

The SIXTH Southern Paiute Veterans Princess


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The FIFTH Southern Paiute Veterans Princess


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2000-2001

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The FOURTH Southern Paiute Veterans Princess


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1999-2000

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The THIRD Southern Paiute Veterans Princess


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1998-1999

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The SECOND Southern Paiute Veterans Princess


MONICA SURRETT
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1997-1998

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Monica Surrett, Moapa Band of Pauites. Daughter to Shirley Bow (Anderson) and Clifton Anderson, both of Moapa Band of Pauites. Granddaughter to Flora Simmons. Granddaughter to the Late Bessie (Bow) and Basil Bow, all of the Moapa Band of Paiutes.

The FIRST Southern Paiute Veterans Princess


FAYE RAY ANDERSON
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1996-1997

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Faye Ray Anderson was honored by Sarah Tom of Moapa Band of Paiutes, Daughter to Clarence Tom of Moapa Band of Paiutes, and Gwen Wall (Tom) of Fort Mojave Tribe. Granddaughter to the Late then Segmiller (Tom) of Moapa Band of Pauites, Granddaughter to the Late Kennedth Wall of Cedar Band and Evelyn Marble (Wall) of Shivwits Band.
Moapa Band of Paiutes daughter to LaMar Anderson, Moapa Band of Paiutes and Robin Campbell of Las Vegas, Nevada. Granddaughter to the Late Belinda Lopez of The Pauite Tribe of Las Vegas, and the Late Raymond Anderson, Moapa Band of Paiutes.

 

THE SOUTHERN PAIUTE
VETERANS ASSOCIATION
PRINCESS CROWN



Princess Crown

 

 

During the reign of Mariah Ashley Mike, 2002-2003 The Princess Crown was created by her Aunt, Melba Anderson, and was donated to the Southern Paiute Veterans Association in her behalf. This donation was acknowledged in that same year of 2002 by Homer Long whom we here quote: "The Southern Paiute Veterans Association Pagent Committee had the opportunity to understand and hear the history of the beaded crown. At this time the pagent committee will recognize and acknowledge Melba Anderson and Family for their hard work dedication and donating the beaded crown to the Southern Paiute Veterans Association. Homer Long. Thank you so much"

 

 

 

SOUTHERN PAIUTE
VETERANS
HONOR GUARD

Southern Paiute Veterans Honor Guard


Today we "HONOR ALL VETERANS."
"As America's Veterans of Many Faces, May the Great Warrior Spirit Be With You, Always, as WE ARE A BAND OF WARRIORS."
We greatly appreciate and Thank those who have put their time and effort for this great cause.
THANK YOU"
Dalton Tom


Band of Warriors, Remembering
Artist: William "Bill" Anderson
Moapa Band of Paiutes

SEPTEMBER 11, 2001

One Flag For Every Soul, 9 - 11 - 2001

SO WE NEVER
FORGET

Septermber 11th, 2001 was a day of horror and great sacrifice. We saw the attempt by those who would destroy a symbol of this nation. But we must never forget that the same day, we saw the basic character of our nation shine for what it was. While many fled from the devastation that day, many more rushed in. Our Fireman, Police and the never to be forgotten passengers of Flight 93 showed the world that they may attack us, but they will never destroy our basic character.
That day the contract between our protectors and citizens was renewed. The colors were passed from our citizens to our military. That renewal must never be forgotten and our nature must never be ignored.



THE TAPS CRYER

DALTON TOMTaps CryerARMY

 

The TAPS CRYER is a Special Dedication to all Fallen Warriors performed by Dalton Tom, wherein he fires one round with his Army Rifle to each of the Four Sacred Directions by firing one round in each direction, and then kneeling in a prayer attitude, sings the hymn of Taps in a soulful, mornful melody in the manner of a heartfelt wailing, for the loss of fellow warriors. This ceremony is performed at each Grand Entry of Pow Wows and other Official Functions of the Southern Paiute Veteras Association, by Dalton Tom, after the posting of the Colors. This "Crying of the Taps" is really a touching prayer ceremony, a crying for the lost warriors of many battles on many fronts.

 

Taps Cryer
Artist: William "Bill" Anderson
Moapa Band of Paiutes

CODE TALKERS

YODELL BILLAHCode Talker
ARMY

 

The photograph above and below are two Code Talkers. Both warriors were Navajo, and most Code Talkers are associated with the Navajo or Dine' peoples. Few people realize the history of first using Code Talkers in military conflicts in this nation date to the use of Cherokee troops during September 1918 of World War I. The Choctaw helped the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I. During World War II, Comanche Code Talkers were at Normandy and Utah Beach. In East Africa, the Meskwaki Code Talkers were used, and the Basque Code Talkers were used in Hiroshima, China and the Philippines.

 

JOE MORRISCode Talker
MARINES

BATAAN SURVIVOR

TONY REYNA - TAOSBataan Death March Survivor
MARINES

A historic landmark in the annals of World War II, The Bataan Death March, forced 90,000 to 100,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war captured by the Japanese in the Philippines in the early stages of the war to walk their way to their prisoner of war camps. Starting out from Mariveles, on the southern end of the Bataan Peninsula, on April 9, 1942, they were forced-marched 55 miles to San Fernando, then taken by rail to Capas, from where they walked the final 8 miles to Camp O'Donnell. They were starved and mistreated, often kicked or beaten on their way, and many who fell were bayoneted. Some of those who fell were beheaded by Japanese officers who were practicing with their samurai swords, from horseback. Only 54,000 reached the camp: 7,000 - 10,000 died on the march.

We must teach our children not only what our freedoms and liberty are. We must also teach them how they were secured. That our nation was built on Liberty and Freedom, purchased at the price of the blood of patriots and warriors, and protected by the pain and sacrifice of succeeding generations.



IRA H. HAYES

HONOR GUARDIra H. Hayes Honor Guard

Named in honor of the Late Ira. H. Hayes, World War II Veteran, and member of the Pima Tribe, and one of six Marines in the famous Iwo Jima flag-raising photo. The Honor Guard appears at many functions throughout Arizona, and was the first all Native Honor Guard to perform at the 65th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor, 2006. Members are part of the American Legion Post #84, based in Sacaton, Arizona, the home of Ira H. Hayes who died January 24, 1955.

IRA H. HAYESIra. H. Hayes

THE FLAG RAISINGIwo Jima Commemorative Photo

GOURD DANCERS

Veteran Gourd Dancers

The Gourd Dance is the traditional dance of the "Tdien-pei-gah" Kiowan warrior society. Tdien-pei-gah distantly refers to words meand skunkberry and brave. Originally gourds were used in the dance, but today saltshakers or small milk cans are often used. A Kiowa story recounts the tale of a young man who had been separated from the rest of the tribe. He saw a red wolf singing and dancing on its hind legs. The man listened to the songs all afternoon and night and when morning came, the wolf spoke to him and told him to take the dance and songs back to his people. The "howl" at the end of each gourd dance song is a tribute to the red wolf. The gourd dance was once a part of the Kiowa Sun Dance. The Gourd Dance is a man's dance. Women participate by dancing in place behind their male counterparts and outside the perimiter formed by the men. Some of the Gourd Dances that are held go on all afternnon and on into the evening when it finallys cools off enough so that more energetic Intertribal dances can begin. Some Tribal dances feature only Gourd Dancing. Each Gourd Dance Song is a form of a Prayer, and there are hundreds of songs passed down and on by many tribes who embrace the dance.



SOUTHERN PAIUTE

 Southern Paiutes Veterans Honor Guard
VETERANS

The Southern Paiute Veterans Association was established in the year 1990, with the help and support of our Tribal Leaders. In wanting to Honor and Recognize our Native American Veterans who have served Honorably in our Armed Forces. These Veterans consist of Nine Paiute Bands, Southern Nevada, Southern Utah, and Northern Arizona. By recognizing our Veterans, with a Veterans Pow-Wow annually in November. Throughout the past years we have participated in Indian Conventions held here in Las Vegas, Nevada, and many Pow Wow, Parades, School Events, Military Burials, Viet Nam Memorial Wall Ceremonies, INFR, and many other events. The Southern Paiute Veterans Association has received numerous awards,


A BAND OF WARRIORS
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