The Native American Clothing Contest  is always one of the highlights of Santa Fe Indian Market.

Occuring on the Sunday of the weekend (August 18 in 2013), it's a pageant of finery and style that is unrivaled in Indian country. According to Indian Market's organizers, the NACC is the most-photographed event of the weekend. Models of all ages strut their stuff bedecked in feathers, fringes, beads and turquoise -- and no one is ever surprised when the youngsters steal the show.

For the past ninety years, Santa Fe Indian Market has brought together the most gifted Native American artists from the U.S. with millions of visitors and collectors from around the world. The extended weekend of beauty and celebration ranks as the world's largest and most highly acclaimed Native American arts show and as New Mexico's largest attended annual weekend event.

Santa Fe Indian Market is widely known as the place where Native American art and culture meets the world. As a primary vehicle for showcasing Native American arts, Indian Market also serves as a principal means for advancing the careers of many of today's noted American Indian artists.

SWAIA's mission of "cultural preservation, intercultural understanding and providing economic opportunities for American Indians through excellence in the arts" is not only evident throughout Santa Fe Indian Market but in all of its programs, as well.
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