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The 2018 Best of Show winner at Santa Fe’s prestigious Indian Market was an Elkhorn belt, priced at $50,000, made by Lakota artist Kevin Pourier. Titled “Winyan Wanakiksin”, which means women defenders of others, the belt was an exquisitely detailed carved piece that took the entire summer to carve. (Photo/Rosanda Suetopka Thayer)

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Pourier wins Best of Show at 97th annual Santa Fe Indian Market

Honoring womens’ courage was uppermost in artist Kevin Pourier’s mind in his top winning piece at Santa Fe’s world-renowned 97th annual Indian Market, Aug. 18-19.