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In the early 1970s, the Miss Yavapai-Apache program was established by a small group of Yavapai-Apache women who were a part of the local Native American Indian Women’s Association (NAIWA). Photo circa 1975.

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The first 40 years of Miss Yavapai-Apache

YAN Exodus Commemoration this week

In 1974, Roberta Quail was named the Yavapai-Apache Nation's first Miss Yavapai-Apache.Now 40 years later, Quail is still considered royalty."Once you're representing the tribe, you're like a dignitary," Quail says.