Artist White Buffalo has won over 300 awards for his intricately designed jewelry with a heritage of the Comanche and Navajo influences from his wife’s family. He began his career of a silver smith in the early 1970’s and over the next two decades, he gained recognition for his masterfully designed works. This include a bicentennial piece in the Smithsonian Institute. In 1976 his designs captured Best of Indian Market in Santa Fe. Also he has won in every category at the Gallup Indian Ceremonial Market. During 1980s, White Buffalo was honored the title Grand Master of Silver by the world’s largest silver refiner, Handy & Harmon. In the 1990’s, he was invited to participate in the DeBeers International Diamond Competition with some of the best jewelers in the world.