We Walk in Beauty

Elizabeth Miles, Apache

Elizabeth Miles

Do you have a specific memory that stands out in your mind when you were young?
"Not necessarily, yet I do not remember a lot from when I was younger."

How is your life different from your parents or grandparents?
"Back then they were born in a time that didn't have the technology and all the opportunities that I have today."

What traditions from the past do you still continue to practice?
"I don't really do any of that spiritual ceremony stuff but it is a very common thing for young women to have Sunrise dances and sometimes our family has participated."

What was your impression on having your photograph taken?
"I thought it was a very great opportunity and it was a great experience."

What do you see for the future?
"I just see a lot of opportunity in the future and I hope I will be able to do a lot of different things."

Five Apache Girls (Elizabeth 'Gracie' Miles, Mya Kitcheyan, Carrie Reede, Sirianna Shaw (kneeling) Rebekah Miles) Apache Stream (Cecelia Miles, Denise Anderson, Carrie Reede, Elizabeth 'Gracie' Miles, Rebekah Miles) Apache Girls on Hillside (Carrie, Rebekah, and Elizabeth)

Given name: Elizabeth "Gracie" Miles
Date of birth: February 13, 1991
Place of birth: Globe, Arizona
Tribe: San Carlos Apache
Year photographs were taken: 1999, 2001