14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
The portrait of this woman is not just any grandma… I want people to see my great-grandmother’s wisdom. Anna Beach is a woman who endured many years of hardship. Look into her eyes and she will tell you her story…
Anna Beach is my great- grandmother. She is 87 years old. She is a Native American who is Todich’ii’nii that was born for ‘Ashiihnii.
My great-grandmother is wise & very strong. Reflecting back on my youth, she was always outside with her livestock. She still enjoys being outdoors; always keeping busy by weaving rugs & tending to her animals or herding her sheep.
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||Nov. 14, 2016, 1:30 p.m.