American Indian Jewelry III: M-Z (American Indian Art) First Edition
American Indian Jewelry III: M-Z
by Dr. Gregory Schaaf (Author), Angie Schaaf (Illustrator)
This is a standard reference for American Indian jewelry, a source for factual information, neatly organized and lavishly illustrated in full color. Each profile identifies the artist by tribe, clan, active years, styles, lifespan, residences, education, teachers, students, awards, exhibitions, demonstrations, collections, photographs, and publications. Many profiles feature original quotations from the artists, as well as comments from scholars, collectors and veterans in the field. Personal portrait pictures and close-ups of their jewelry help to bring their biographies to life. This volume also provides two new features: 1. The Hallmark Directory – offers high resolution, digital close-ups. Many Native American jewelers stamp their work with personal, pictographic symbols or initials. This feature helps identify jewelers. 2. The Natural Turquoise Directory – helps one identify turquoise in Native American jewelry. This is important because the best gem quality, high grade natural turquoise is still valuable. Keys to identification help identify over 25 by specific mines, chosen in a worldwide vote by veteran turquoise collectors.
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.