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Mitákuye Čhanté Mathó Wašté Wínyan  emāčiyapi (my relatives my name is Good Bear Heart Woman).   My English name is Beverly (Bear King) Moran and I am of Hunkpapa Lakota Heritage and enrolled at the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe  in North and South Dakota, I grew up in Aberdeen, SD.  As a child, I spent the summers in Fort Yates, ND with my grandmother (Unci) Clara Bear King-Taylor.  Unci Clara would take me to pow wows where I would dance but lacked my own dance regalia.  It wasn't until 1996 that I was able to have a Woman's Northern Traditional Buckskin dress made for me.  Andrea (my daughter) was 2 years old at the time, when we began to travel the pow wow circuit.  

It was actually Andrea's desire to dance that motivated me to learn how to bead.  Having since become a recognized dancer in the pow wow world, I am known for my woman's Northern Traditional Buckskin Dresses with their distinctive fully beaded yokes, skirts, purses, moccasins and leggings, in traditional Lakota beadwork designs and styling.  I have also been recognized for my fully beaded horse regalia and am now  participating yearly in the world renowned Gathering of Nations Horse & Rider parade held in Albuquerque, NM.  Not only do I create wearable dance regalia, I also create miniatures that are framed and displayed as art pieces.   

In 2004, I entered my first art competition at the New Mexico State Fair, and in 2005 I won Best of Show.  In 2007, I not only won top awards at the Santa Fe Indian Art Market, but was also awarded a prestigious fellowship by the Southwestern Association of Indian Arts (SWAIA).  Since, I has received numerous awards in the top Indian Markets, including the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market, the Red Cloud Indian Art Show, the Cherokee Art Market, the Gathering of People, Wind and Water, and the Native American Clothing Contest at the Santa Fe Indian Art Market.  Most recent, I won Best of Show at the Autry Museum of the American West in 2016 and Best of Classification at the Heard Museum Indian Fair & Market in 2018.  In 2019 I won an esteemed award for my bucksin dress "Seen By Her Nation" at the SWAIA Native American Clothing Contest.  I am is a two-time grant recipient of the First Peoples Fund, Artist in Business Leadership and Cultural Capital.

After 38 years of Federal Service as a Contracting Officer for the Department of Veterans Affairs,  I am retired and residing in beautiful New Mexico with my family and horses where I continue to create my beadwork.

"Beverly is one of the most talented beadworker and designer of traditional women's dress apparel today.   Her choice in size and color along with traditional designs on smoked leather with long straight fringe is a show stopper and crowd pleased."  - Donald F. Montileaux, Oglala Lakota Ledger Artist, Author, &  Illustrator

You may contact me at [email protected] or by cell at 720-987-9112.