Evelyn Edd grew up on the Navajo Reservation at Blackhouse Mesa. In this conversation with her granddaughter Santana, Evelyn looks back on a childhood with little money or material possessions.
“I slept on sheepskin and I never had a bed,” she says in this interview. She remembers walking more than a mile to the bus stop in rain and snow, and being teased at school for her hand-me-down clothes.
Evelyn Edd and Santana Edd are enrolled with the Navajo Nation.
Pictured above, Evelyn Edd at 13 years old, wearing clothes she made herself.