Alabama-Coushatta Tribal Princess

Artist Statement:

One of my favorite subjects to capture with my camera is most definitely Indigenous people. Through living on Alabama-Coushatta Tribal land in East Texas and traveling to Indigenous powwows, I have captured many faces wearing their beautiful beadwork and dance clothes. I took this photo at the Texas Blueberry Festival in Nacogdoches, Texas back in June of 2021. The name of the dancer in the photo is America Janis. She has been the Alabama-Coushatta Tribal Princess since June of 2020. She performed with other Alabama-Coushatta Tribal dancers at the festival that day. I captured her image as she was being introduced. I look forward to sharing more of my work of Indigenous people!


Victoria Johnson, 40, grew up in Independence, Louisiana. Her Italian roots go back to the Palermo region of Sicily on her maternal side. Her maternal Grandmother was born and raised in Highland, New York.

Victoria is the owner of Skye Breese Photography. She has had her work exhibited in San Antonio as well as Houston. She has been published in several publications. She is a monthly contributor to Native Hoop Magazine.