American Indian Jewelry I: 1,200 Artist Biographies (American Indian Art Series) First Edition Edition
American Indian Jewelry I
by Dr. Gregory Schaaf (Author), Angie Schaaf (Illustrator)
This volume profiles over 1,200 Indian jewelers from all tribes over the past two centuries. The text is illustrated with over 2,000 photographs. This book was created with the cooperation of Indian artists. Through artist surveys, archival research and personal interviews, information was collected in 25 categories: including the artist’s tribe, clan, active years, type of jewelry, lifespan, family relationships, education, teachers, students, awards, exhibitions, collections, forms, techniques, materials, favorite designs, and publications. Websites and email addresses were listed when possible. Many completed a personal statement, “I enjoy creating artwork, because…” Some wrote or narrated autobiographical statements.
About the Author
Dr. Gregory Schaaf, part of the Northern Cherokee Nation, is the Director of the Center for Indigenous Arts & Cultures in Santa Fe. He earned his doctorate in American Indian History and a degree in Art History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. During his distinguished teaching career, he became an Associate Professor and Coordinator of Native American Studies Programs. As a recognized scholar, he addressed the United Nations and testified before the United States Senate on Indian Affairs. As a historical consultant and scriptwriter, he has worked with Kevin Costner (500 Nations – CBS) and Jon Voight (Last of His Tribe – HBO).
Angie Schaaf is a professional designer and photographer from California State University.
They are authors of 16 books.