photos by Foto Arts Photography at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Our August 2020 Real Mom of the Metro Diana Fields, chief program officer at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, is also a gifted creator of regalia for her children, nieces and nephews and family and friends. Three of Fields’ children, plus her niece, are our August 2020 Cover Kids, proudly wearing regalia crafted by Fields and other talented artists.
Avery is 13 years old, from Shawnee and the son of Diana and Arthur. He is a proud citizen of the Skidi Band of the Pawnee Nation and a descendant of the Otoe (Owl Clan) and Cherokee tribes. Avery is wearing traditional southern straight style regalia, with a breastplate of his own design, shirt and leggings by mom Diana Fields, aprons by Diana Plumley, silverwork by Don Whitman, fan by Derrick Whitehorn, roach by Camille Michaels and moccasins and accessories by other loving family members. Avery is a champion straight dancer and enjoys fishing, hunting, crafting and playing basketball.
Railee is 8 years old, from Shawnee, the daughter of Graham and Alicia and an enrolled citizen of the Otoe (Owl Clan) tribe and descendant of the Pawnee, Sac and Fox and Ponca Nations. Railee is wearing Otoe style cloth regalia: her skirt and shirt are by aunt Diana Fields, fan by Jeff McClellan, moccasins by Gwendi Williams and accessories by Graham Primeaux, Deborah Primeaux and Arthur “Sonny” Fields IV. Railee is a traditional cloth dancer, artist and basketball player.