Eunice Straight Head

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe

Born 1998, Eagle Butte, South Dakota

Eunice Straight Head resides in the community of Mahto Wakpa (Bear Creek) on the Cheyenne River Reservation. Eunice was raised strong with values and virtues of her family (tiwahe). She now pursues her vision for the oyate, the people. Her foresight is sparked by tradition to always see the beauty in everything - portraits, land, and documentary photography. Perseverance and creativity drive her passion for this art form after picking up the camera 3 years ago. She is now attending Black Hills State University to obtain a degree in photography and continuing to open this new perception to feed her nagi (soul).

This is a shot of Genevieve Iron Lightning from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. From a series made in the studio to pay homage to our ancestors being captured in time. forever “changing the narrative” of our people in photography. Photographed in Spearfish, South Dakota. January 2021.